Phivolcs lists 881 aftershocks-A A +A
Friday, September 14, 2012
THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded at least 881 aftershocks as of 8 a.m. Thursday after last week’s tremor in Bukidnon province.
Phivolcs director Marcial Labininay said that the aftershocks, although may not be felt, can last for a month.
“We have also recorded another two quakes early morning on Wednesday in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon,” Labininay said.
Phivolcs recorded the tremor at 3:29 a.m. with a magnitude of 3.1 and a depth of focus at .001 kilometer.
Intensity 3 was felt in Manolo Fortich town while Valencia City felt the tremor at intensity 2.
Phivolcs also recorded another tremor at 5:04 a.m. Wednesday still in Manolo Fortich at intensity 2.4, which was felt at intensity 2 in Malaybalay City and Impasug-ong town.
Labininay said both tremors were tectonic in origin but no damages were reported. (Abigail Chee Kee Malalis)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on September 15, 2012.