Five mild earthquakes strike Leyte

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FIVE mild quakes of tectonic origin rocked various parts of the country beginning at 10:41 a.m. on Sunday. These quakes took place one after the other.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported no property damage or casualty among people.

A 4.1-magnitude was recorded at 10:41 a.m., some eight kilometers from Capoocan in Leyte.

On Saturday afternoon, a 6.5 quake struck Central Java, Indonesia but Philvocs said it had no connection with the Leyte tremors.


Philvocs researcher Maylene Enriquez said no damage is expected from the 4.1-magnitude quake that is tectonic in origin.

The other quakes in Leyte were: 3.3 magnitude at 9:36 a.m. some 6 km of Kananga; 3.2 magnitude at 10:32 a.m. some 9 km of Villaba; 3.1 magnitude at 11:19 a.m. some 2 km of Kananga and the 2.4 magnitude at 11:34 a.m. some 11 km of Jaro.

Also on Sunday, two earthquakes measuring 3.5 and 3.4, respectively were recorded in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte and Gov. Generoso in Davao Oriental.

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