4.6-magnitude earthquake strikes off Eastern Samar



(Eagle News) — A 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Eastern Samar on Thursday, July 21.

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 10:01 a.m.

The epicenter was 18 kilometers southwest of Hernani.

The depth of focus was 28 kilometers.

The following intensities and instrumental intensities were reported:

Reported Intensities:

Intensity IV – Hernani and Llorente, Eastern Samar
Intensity III – Tacloban City and Dulag, Leyte; Borongan City, Giporlos, Maydolong, Gen. MacArthur, Lawaan, Balangiga and Quinapondan, Eastern Samar; Basey, Marabut and Sta. Rita, Samar
Intensity II – Julita, Tanauan, Barugo, Palo, Pastrana, Alangalang and Abuyog, Leyte; Salcedo and Sulat, Eastern Samar

Instrumental Intensities:

Intensity IV – Borongan City, Eastern Samar
Intensity III – Catbalogan City, Samar; Dulag, Leyte
Intensity II – Alangalang and Abuyog, Leyte
Intensity I – Baybay and Ormoc City, Leyte

No damage to property nor aftershocks were reported.



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