Magnitude 4.0 quake rattles Southern Leyte


Posted at Aug 29 2017 09:26 PM

MANILA - A magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook parts of Southern Leyte Tuesday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The tremor, which was recorded at 2:11 p.m., was located 3 kilometers southwest of San Francisco, Southern Leyte. It hit at a depth of 1 kilometer, Phivolcs added.

Intensity III was felt in Limasawa, Southern Leyte. 

The Phivolcs said neither damage nor aftershocks were expected after the earthquake. 

The island of Leyte has been hit by several quakes in recent months, the most devastating of which was the magnitude 6.5 earthquake off Jaro, Leyte last July. 

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake also hit Leyte last week. The tremor was felt at Intensity 5 in the neighboring towns of Ormoc and Albuera, Intensity 4 in Pastrana, and Intensity 3 in Tacloban City and Palo.