Aftershocks jolt Visayas following M6.5 quake


Posted at Jul 07 2017 01:12 AM | Updated as of Jul 07 2017 11:28 AM

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has recorded more than 20 aftershocks following the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that struck Leyte province and nearby areas, Thursday afternoon. 

As of 12:06 a.m., Friday, Phivolcs has recorded 25 earthquakes in the area.

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake was recorded at 4:10 p.m., followed by a magnitude 3.8 quake at 4:13 p.m.

A third earthquake at magnitude 3.8 was recorded at 4:24 p.m. 

A fourth magnitude 1.5 quake was recorded at 4:31 p.m., followed by a magnitude 2.7 at 4:40 p.m. and a magnitude 3.0 quake at 4:52 p.m.

A seventh, slightly stronger magnitude 4.3 quake was recorded at 5:55 p.m., followed by a magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 6:34 p.m.

A ninth magnitude 3.8 quake was recorded at 6:36 p.m.

A magnitude 3.6 earthquake was recorded at 6:45 p.m. in Jaro, Leyte.

An 11th magnitude 4.1 earthquake was recorded at 6:56 p.m, followed by a magnitude 2.0 earthquake at 7:10 p.m.

A 13th magnitude 2.6 earthquake was recorded at 7:17 p.m, followed by a magnitude 3.4 earthquake at 7:24 p.m. and a magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 7:27 p.m.

A 16th magnitude 3.6 earthquake was recorded at 7:29 p.m. in Ormoc City, Leyte.

Another magnitude 3.6 rocked Ormoc City at 7:36 p.m.

An 18th magnitude 3.1 quake was recorded at 8:41 p.m., followed by a magnitude 3.7 earthquake at 8:59 p.m., and a magnitude 2.9 at 9:08 p.m.

Another magnitude 2.9 tremor was recorded at 9:23 p.m.

A 22nd magnitude 2.4 quake struck Ormoc City at 9:43 p.m., followed by a magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 11:15 p.m. and a magnitude 2.5 at 11:31 p.m.

The latest quake recorded was a magnitude 4.1 at 12:06 a.m., Friday.

Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum Jr. said more aftershocks can be felt near the epicenter in Jaro, Leyte but people can go back into their homes and buildings so long as the structures have not been compromised.

Phivolcs said the main quake hit 8 kilometers off Jaro, Leyte at a depth of 2 kilometers.