MANILA, Philippines—A 5.1 magnitude earthquake jolted parts of Camarines Norte on Friday morning (February 5).
According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the earthquake struck around 6:00 a.m. near Tinaga Island.
Intensity 4 was felt in Capalonga, Camarines Norte. Intensity 3 was felt in Gumaca, Mauban and Lopez Quezon. Intensity 2 was recorded in Goa and Naga City, Camarines Sur, and Calauag, Quezon province while Intensity 1 was also felt in Cainta, Rizal.
Three aftershocks were recorded until 8:30 a.m. but no tsunami alert was raised by Phivolcs. Meanwhile, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) continues to assess the situation. AAC (with reports from Bryan Baldaraje)
MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rocked Davao Occidental and nearby provinces early Wednesday (April 7).
According to a report from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), the tremor which was tectonic in origin struck 118 kilometers southeast of the municipality of Jose Abad Santos at 4:08 a.m. on Wednesday.
It had a depth of 91 kilometers.
The agency warned of aftershocks in the coming hours.
Instrumental Intensity I was recorded in General Santos City and Koronadal City in South Cotabato as well as in Alabel and Kiamba in Sarangani.
PHIVOLCS expects no damage from the quake as damage is possible only at Intensity VI based on the agency’s scale.
Nine people died and hundreds of buildings collapsed in southeastern Turkey on Sunday (February 23) after a magnitude-5.7 earthquake struck near the border with Iran, injuring dozens in villages and towns in both countries, government officials said.
Three of those killed were children and 37 Turks were injured, including nine critically, Turkey’s health ministry said.
The shallow tremor caused more than 1,000 buildings to collapse in Turkey, prompting a brief rescue effort to find those trapped under rubble.
The quake damaged buildings some 90 km (56 miles) to the west in the Turkish city of Van, and to the east in dozens of villages in Iran, where state TV said 75 people were injured including six in hospital, though there were no fatalities.
Crisscrossed by major fault lines, Iran and Turkey are among the most earthquake-prone countries in the world.—Yesim Dikmen via Reuters Connect
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