Magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Visayas


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MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that shook parts of Visayas and South Luzon on Tuesday afternoon, April 23, 2019.
Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Samar

The exact time of occurrence was recorded at 1:37:51 p.m. with epicenter at 11.79°N, 125.38°E - 009 km N 66° W of San Julian (Eastern Samar).

The earthquake that occurred has a tectonic origin with 63 km depth of focus.

Reported Intensities:

Intensity VI - San Julian, Eastern Samar;

Intensity V - Tacloban City; Catbalogan City, Samar; Gen. Mc Arthur, Salcedo and Guiuan Eastern Samar; Naval, Biliran; Catarman, Northern Samar; Palo and Pastrana, Leyte;

Intensity IV - Abuyog, Hilongos, Javier, Capoocan, Julieta, Baybay, Barogo, Jaro, MacArthur, Matalum, Villaba, Leyte; San Francisco, Southern Leyte; Bislig City, Surigao Del Sur; Iloilo City; Naga City; Sorsogon City; Panganiban, Catanduanes;

Intensity III - Binalbagan, Negros Occidental; Cabalian, Southern Leyte; Dimasalang, Masbate; Butuan City; Cabadbaran City;

Intensity II - Bago City; Bacolod City.

Instrumental Intensities:

Intensity VI - Catbalogan, Samar

Intensity IV - Masbate City, Masbate

Intensity III - Legazpi City; Iriga City, Camarines Sur; Ormoc City; Argao City, Cebu; Bogo City, Cebu; Surigao City

Intensity II - Passi City, Iloilo; Malinao, Aklan; Jamindan, Capiz; Roxas City; Talibon, Bohol; San Francisco, Cebu; Gingoog City; Mulanay, Quezon; Bago City, Negros Occidental; Daet, Camarines Norte

Intensity I - Tapaz, Capiz; Sipocot, Camarines Sur; Lapu-lapu City; La Carlota City.

Phivolcs warned that damage and aftershocks are expected.

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Visayas
Magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Visayas

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