3 moderate quakes jolt provinces in Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao on Monday


Three moderate earthquakes shook various provinces in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao on Monday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the first quake with a magnitude of 3.3 occurred at 12:21 a.m. Its epicenter was traced 18 kilometers northeast of Carmen town in North Cotabato with a shallow depth of 30 kilometers.

The second tremor with a magnitude of 3.7 happened at 12:38 a.m. and its epicenter was located 44 kilometers northwest of Bolinao town in Pangasinan and had a shallow depth of 34 kilometers.

Another quake with magnitude of 3.3 occurred in Bohol at around 5:43 a.m. Its epicenter was traced 32 kilometers northeast of the Tagbilaran City and had a shallow depth of 16 kilometers.

Phivolcs said there are no reported intensities, damage or casualty from these tremors which were all tectonic in origin. Aftershocks are not expected as well. PNA


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