Two earthquakes hit Cebu

By Michelle Joy L. Padayhag March 21,2017

CEBU CITY–Two earthquakes were recorded in midwest Cebu on Tuesday dawn, according to Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Based on the advisory posted on its website, the Phivolcs said first tremor was recorded at 3:41 a.m. with a magnitude of 3.4 with the epicenter traced about two kilometers northwest of Asturias town, midwest Cebu.

The earthquake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 15 kilometers.

The tremor was felt at Intensity three and two in Cebu City and LapuLapu City.

Two minutes later, a second earthquake occurred.

A stronger, magnitude 4.8 earthquake was recorded at 3:43 a.m with an epicenter at 4 kilometers northwest of Asturias town.

The second quake was also tectonic in origin and had 25 kilometers in depth.

It was felt at Intensity three in the cities of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu.

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