Phivolcs: Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits Biliran; aftershocks not expected


Posted at Sep 02 2021 05:01 PM

Photo from Phivolcs' website
Photo from Phivolcs' website

MANILA - A magnitude 4.9 earthquake was recorded in the municipality of Biliran in Biliran province on Thursday afternoon, state seismologists said. 

The earthquake, which happened at 3:23 p.m., was tectonic in origin and struck at a depth of 6 kilometers, according to Phivolcs. 

It was located 4 kilometers northwest of Biliran town and is not expected to cause aftershocks.

Damage to infrastructures is also unlikely, Phivolcs said.

A "strong" tremor at Intensity V was felt in Naval, Biliran.

Meanwhile, a "weak" tremor at Intensity III was experienced in Ormoc City, Carigara, Isabel, Calubian and Kananga in Leyte. 

A "slightly felt" Intensity II was felt in Palo and Jaro, also in Leyte.

The following instrumental intensities were also recorded:

  •  Intensity III- Carigara, Leyte
  •  Intensity II- Palo and Alangalang, Leyte
  •  Intensity I- Catbalogan City; Abuyog, Leyte

-- with reports from Ranulfo Docdocan


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