Magnitude 3.9 quake rocks Leyte town

By: Gabriel Pabico Lalu - INQUIRER.net May 27,2020 - 08:45 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 3.9 earthquake rocked the town of Capoocan in Leyte province on Tuesday night, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

According to Phivolcs’ bulletin, Intensity II was felt in Naval, Biliran, while Intensity I was felt in Ormoc City.

State seismologists said that the epicenter of the shallow tectonic quake was spotted 8 km northwest of Capoocan at a depth of 8 km.

No damage and no aftershocks were expected and no tsunami warning was raised despite the epicenter’s proximity to bodies of water. /atm

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TAGS: 3.9 magnitude, Capoocan, earthquake, Leyte province, Phivolcs

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