Magnitude 4.8 quake strikes off Sorsogon


Posted at Dec 17 2021 11:24 PM | Updated as of Dec 18 2021 12:03 AM

From Phivolcs
From Phivolcs

MANILA (UPDATED)— A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck off Sorsogon late Friday night, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

The agency said the tectonic quake occurred at 10:28 p.m. approximately 8 km southwest of Donsol town, at a depth of 20 km.

Phivolcs earlier pegged its magnitude at 5.0 before revising it.

Intensity 5 was recorded in Donsol while Intensity 4 was also registered in Pilar, Sorsogon.

Intensity 3 meanwhile was experienced in Irosin and Juban, Sorsogon; Legazpi City, Albay; and Canaman, Camarines Sur.

Instrumental Intensities were also logged in:

  • Intensity 3 - Legazpi City
  • Intensity 2 - Iriga City; Pili, Camarines Sur; Malunay, Quezon
  • Intensity 1 - Sipocot, Camarines Sur

Phivolcs noted aftershocks are not expected after it previously said they were likely.


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