• Phivolcs: Intensity 3 quake rocks in Zambo City

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    An intensity three earthquake was felt in this city when a 7.2 magnitude quake struck Bohol province on Tuesday morning.

    Local Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) head Allan Rommel Labayog however said the quake was not strong enough to cause damages in this city.

    Labayog said the intensity three earthquake registered at 8:12 a.m. Tuesday the same time the 7.2 magnitude quake struck the province of Bohol.

    Labayog said there would be landslides in some areas if the earthquake was greater than intensity five, citing this city has experienced heavy downpour last week.

    “Fortunately it was only intensity three, it is not strong enough to trigger landslides,” Labayog said although the soil formation in slope areas soaked by last week’s rain has not yet solidified.

    He said this city will only experience minor damages if and when there will be destruction if the quake was greater than intensity five.

    Meanwhile, he said there was no tsunami alert since the epicenter of the earthquake was inland. PNA

     

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