Magnitude 5 quake rocks Samar


Posted at Apr 15 2020 10:34 AM

MANILA—A magnitude 5 earthquake jolted Samar on Wednesday morning, Phivolcs said.

The tremor happened at 9:07 a.m., 14 kilometers northeast of Basey town.

It was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 94 kilometers, according to Phivolcs. 

Below are areas where the quake was felt:

  • Intensity IV - Basey and Sta. Rita, Samar; Tacloban City
  • Intensity III - Catbalogan City, Samar; Barugo, Palo, and Pastrana, Leyte; Lawaan, Eastern Samar;
  • Intensity II - Abuyog, Capoocan, Carigara, Dagami, Dulag, Jaro, Javier, and Tabontabon, Leyte; Borongan City, General MacArthur and Maydolong, Eastern Samar

Instrumental Intensities IV and III were reported in Palo, Leyte and Borongan City, respectively.

The tremor was expected to cause aftershocks. No damage has been reported so far.