Magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolts Samar, Leyte

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Latest News Philippines: Magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolts Samar, Leyte –

A MAGNITUDE 5.5 earthquake yesterday jolted parts of Eastern Samar, according to Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

Phivolcs said  the quake was recorded around 9:48 Saturday night as it warned of possible aftershocks.

The epicenter was traced 27 kilometers southwest of Balangkayan, Eastern Samar with depth of 51 kilometers. The quake has tectonic origin.

Intensity five was felt in Borongan, Eastern Samar; Llorente, Eastern Samar; intensity four in Tacloban City; Palo. Leyte; Basey, Western Samar; intensity three in Abuyog, Leyte; intensity two in St. Bernard, Southern Leyte and intensity one in Surigao City.

There was no reported damage or casualties.


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