373 aftershocks recorded in southern Negros-A A +A
Monday, July 18, 2011
RESIDENTS in southern Negros Occidental continued to experience minor tremors brought by aftershocks of the magnitude-6.2 earthquake that hit the area last July 12.
Melvin Fiero of the Provincial Disaster Management Program (PDMP) said that, based on the data from the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), there were 373 aftershocks recorded as of July 16.
Pagasa reported that such aftershocks could be felt in the next six months in southern Negros.
Meanwhile, PDMP reported that Typhoon Ineng has entered in the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Sunday. Ineng is the ninth weather condition to enter the country this year.
Fiero said Ineng is now at 1,200 kilometers east northeast of Basco, Batanes, with maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometer per hour near the center. Its gustiness is up to 120 kilometer per hour, moving northwest at 24 kilometer per hour.
Fiero said isolated rainshowers brought about by the southwest monsoon enhanced by Typhoon Ineng could be felt in Negros Occidental.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on July 18, 2011.