8 Quakes jolt areas in Luzon, Mindanao in past 30 hours

Seven earthquakes was felt in Mndanao and one in Luzon in the past 30 hours since Saturday according to the bulletin issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Sunday.

The latest tremor was of magnitude 5.7, tectonic in origin and traced 58 kilometers west of Bolinao, Pangasinan. It happened at 3:40 a.m. with a depth of 14 kilometers, Phivolcs said.

Intensity 4 was reported in Bolinao, Pangasinan, Intensity 3 in Dagupan City, Vigan City, Intensity 2 in Baguio City, San Clemente, Tarlac; Angeles and Mabalacat City, Pampanga; Sinait, Ilocos Sur; Iba, Zambales; Guagua, Pampanga; Intensity 1 in Pasig and Marikina City, San Jose, Nueva Ecija; Makati City, Santiago City, Isabela.

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There was no reported casualty or damage to properties, Phivolcs said but aftershocks were expected.

At 4 a.m. Sunday, a magnitude 3.4 hit Mindanao which Phivolcs traced at 16 kilometers west of Manay, Davao Oriental. It was the seventh tremor recorded in Mindanao since 1 a.m. Saturday. The tremor was also tectonic in origin and had a depth of 20 kilometers.

At 8:29 p.m. Saturday, a magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred located 34 kilometers east of Sarangani town in Davao Occidental. It was tectonic in origin and had a depth of focus of 126 kilometers.

Intensity 1 was felt in General Santos City and Sarangani provincial capitol in Alabel town.

Earlier, at 7:27 p.m., a magnitude 4.0 quake also hit Sarangani town, according to Phivolcs. It was tectonic in origin and traced at 126 kilometers south of Davao Occidental. The quake had a depth of 132 kilometers.

At 6:20 p.m. Saturday, a magnitude 3.2 tremor also hit Carmen, North Cotabato. The tectonic quake was traced at 12 kilometers from Poblacion Carmen, North Cotabato with a depth of 22 kilometers and was triggered by movement of underground plates.

At 1:33 a.m. Saturday, a magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit Davao City with the intensity felt as far as General Santos City and Cotabato City.

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The tremor was tectonic in origin and its epicenter was traced at 16 kilometers north of Davao City. It had a depth of 14 kilometers.

Phivolcs said Intensity 4 was felt in Davao City and Kidapawan City; Intensity 3 in Makilala, North Cotabato; Intensity 2 in Kabacan and Arakan, both in North Cotabato, and Cotabato City; and Intensity 1 in General Santos City.

At 12:58 a.m., a magnitude 3.8 hit the town of Taranggona, Davao Oriental. It was traced at 229 kilometers south of Taranggona and was tectonic in origin. (PNA)


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