Magnitude 5.8 aftershock hits Leyte


Posted at Jul 10 2017 10:17 AM | Updated as of Jul 11 2017 04:53 PM

Image from Phivolcs website

MANILA (2nd UPDATE) - A magnitude 5.8 earthquake shook Leyte and nearby provinces on Monday morning.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) located the quake's epicenter at 9 kilometers southeast of Ormoc City.

The earthquake was previously recorded at magnitude 5.4 but was later upgraded to a stronger magnitude 5.8.

The quake, recorded at 9:41 a.m., is an aftershock of the magnitude 6.5 quake that shook Leyte last Thursday, said Phivolcs. 

Intensity VI was felt in Ormoc City; Intensity V in Kananga, Leyte; Intensity IV - Mayorga, Leyte and Tacloban City; Mandaue City; Intensity III - Loay and Jagna, Bohol; Cebu City; and Intensity II - Lapu-Lapu City; Cadiz City, Negros Oriental. 

Instrumental Intensity III was also recorded in Cebu City; Instrumental Intensity II in Palo, Leyte and Lapu-Lapu City.

Two immediate aftershocks, magnitude 3.3 and 3.2, respectively, were also recorded after the quake on Monday.

Thursday's quake left over a thousand houses partially damaged and 700 completely ruined. 

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council recorded at least 2 deaths and 200 injuries due to the temblor.