Magnitude 5.4 quake jolts typhoon-hit Leyte-A A +A
Friday, July 25, 2014
CEBU CITY -- A week after Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) barreled through Southern Leyte, a magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck the province at 7:57 a.m. Friday.
In its website, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the epicenter of the quake was located at 8 kilometers (km) southwest of Hinundayan, Southern Leyte.
The tremor, which was tectonic in origin, had a depth of 7 km.
Phivolcs said there is a possiblity that the Philippine Fault Zone in Leyte segment had caused the earthquake.
The tremors were felt in the following areas:
Intensity VI - Hinundayan, Hinunangan and St. Bernard, Southern Leyte
Intensity V - Anahawan, Southern Leyte
Intensity IV - Tacloban City, Maasin City, San Ricardo, and Southern Leyte
Dulag, Leyte; Loreto and Dinagat in Dinagat
Intensity III - Palo and Pastrana in Leyte
Intesity II - Cebu City, Talisay City, Bogo City, Surigao City, Ormoc City, Burgos, and Surigao Del Norte
Intensity I - Lapu-lapu City
Aftershocks are expected in the affected areas, the Phivolcs warned.