8 tremors shake Cebu on March 21

8 tremors shake Cebu; mild quakes continue to hit Asturias

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8 tremors shake Cebu; mild quakes continue to hit Asturias

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

(Source: Phivolcs)

CEBU (Updated) -- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Tuesday, March 21, continues to record mild tremors in Asturias.

Phivolcs recorded a 3.4 magnitude quake at 4:08 p.m. with an epicenter located at southwest of Asturias. Intensity II was felt in Cebu City. This was followed by another 2.8 magnitude quake at 5:01 p.m. centered at northwest of Asturias; there were no reported intensities.

At least eight tremors rocked Cebu Tuesday morning, March 21, strong tremors were felt in some parts of the province.

The epicenter of the seven quakes, which is tectonic in origin, was located west at the town of Asturias, 74.2 kilometers away from Cebu City.

The first earthquake, with magnitude of 3.6, hit Asturias at 3:41 a.m. Intensity IV was felt in the town as well as in Cebu City, Intensity III in Mandaue City and Intensity II in Lapu-Lapu City.

The second tremor (magnitude 3.3) was recorded at 3:43 a.m. Intensity III was felt in Asturias town and Cebu City, and Intensity II in Lapu-Lapu City.

Phivolcs said no intensities were recorded from the five following tremors that hit at 3:58 a.m. (magnitude 3.3), 4:41 a.m. (magnitude 2.9), 4:50 a.m. (magnitude 3.2), 6:17 a.m. (magnitude 2.9), 9:13 a.m. (magnitude 2.7) and 11:20 a.m. (magnitude 2.2).

No one was reported hurt, the Phivolcs said. (DDA/SunStar Philippines/with Lora Manigos)

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