Phivolcs: Magnitude 5.5 aftershock hits Bohol-A A +A
Thursday, October 17, 2013
MANILA -- A magnitude 5.5 aftershock from Tuesday's magnitude 7.2 quake hit Bohol province Thursday morning, but state seismologists said no damage was expected.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the aftershock was recorded at 7:37 a.m., two days after the deadly quake.
Phivolcs' bulletin said the epicenter was traced to 18 km northwest of Tagbilaran City.
It said the quake was felt at:
Intensity VI: Tagbilaran City
Intensity IV: Dumaguete City; Lapu Lapu City; Sibulan, Negros Oriental
Intensity II: Maasin, Southern Leyte; Mambajao, Camiguin
Phivolcs earlier said aftershocks may be expected in the next few days, but are expected to become less frequent after that. (JK/Sunnex)