• 3 moderate quakes jolt Luzon, Visayas

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    Three mild earthquakes struck four provinces in Luzon and Visayas, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

    In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the first quake with a magnitude of 3.0 occurred at 7:01 a.m.

    The epicenter of the quake was traced some nine kilometers southwest of Nueva Valencia in Guimaras.

    The quake, which was tectonic in origin, had a depth of 33 kilometers.

    The second quake with a magnitude 3.8 occurred around 9:52 a.m. with epicenter traced some 94 kilometers northeast of Basco in Batanes.

    The quake, which was tectonic in origin, had a depth of one kilometer.

    On the other hand, the other tremor with a magnitude of 3.8 happened at 2:58 p.m.

    Phivolcs said its epicenter was estimated 28 kilometers northeast of Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

    Phivolcs said Intensity 2 was recorded in Cebu City

    The agency described an Intensity 2 as slightly felt by individuals at rest indoors were hanging objects swing slightly and still Water in containers oscillates noticeably.

    Phivolcs said the temblor, which was tectonic in origin, had a shallow depth of 13 kilometers.

    Phivolcs said there was no casualty or damage reported from the three tremors.

    It added that no aftershocks were also expected from it.

    The Philippines lies on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where 20 to 25 earthquakes per day — mostly imperceptible — are common, Phivolcs said. PNA

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