Monday, April 10, 2017

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits Samar

A MAGNITUDE 5.8 earthquake struck Palapag town in Northern Samar around 8:43 a.m. Monday, April 10. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded the epicenter of the earthquake at 74 kilometers northeast of the town with a depth of 17 kilometers.
The earthquake was felt at Intensity III in Palapag, Northern samar; Intensity II in Catarman, Northern Samar, and Cabid-an and Juban, Sorsogon; and Intensity I in Tacloban City. Phivolcs also recorded an instrumental Intensity I in Palo, Leyte; Legazpi City; Masbate City; Borongan, Eastern Samar and Sorsogon City. Phivolcs said aftershocks are expected. (Jo Ann Sablad/SunStar Philippines)


Mw 5.8
Date time2017-04-10 00:43:54.2 UTC
Location12.95 N ; 125.39 E
Depth10 km
Distances511 km E of Manila, Philippines / pop: 10,445,000 / local time: 08:43:54.2 2017-04-10
181 km E of Legaspi, Philippines / pop: 180,000 / local time: 08:43:54.2 2017-04-10
49 km NE of Cabodiongan, Philippines / pop: 3,100 / local time: 08:43:54.2 2017-04-10

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