Magnitude 5.6 quake hits Bohol


Posted at May 20 2017 10:35 AM

MANILA - A magnitude 5.6 quake struck Bohol province on Saturday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said in bulletin.

The quake occurred at 9:06 a.m, with the epicenter traced to 28 kilometers southwest of Lila, Bohol and had a depth of 551 Kms.

Phivolcs said the quake was tectonic in origin.

Intensity 1 was felt in Catbalogan in Samar and in Borongan in Eastern Samar. Aftershocks are expected, the PHIVOLCS said.

The United States Geological Survey placed the magnitude at a stronger 5.9, identifying the epicenter to be 33 kilometers from Tagbilaran City.

There has been no report of damages as of this posting.