A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Eastern Samar Tuesday afternoon.
USGS
No tsunami threat after magnitude 6.5 Visayas quake
(Philstar.com) - April 23, 2019 - 3:15pm

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) on Tuesday assured the public that there was no threat of a tsunami following a strong earthquake that shook Eastern Samar.

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake was reported in San Julian, Eastern Samar with depth of 17 kilometers at around 1:37 p.m.

"No destructive tsunami threat exsist based on available data. This is for information purposes only and there is no tsunami threat to the Philippines from this earthquake," PHIVOLCS said in an advisory.

Intensities were reported in the following areas:

Intensity 6

  • San Julian, Eastern Samar

Intensity 5

  • Tacloban City
  • Catbalogan City, Samar
  • Gen. McArthur, Eastern Samar
  • Salcedo, Eastern Samar
  • Guiuan, Eastern Samar
  • Naval, Biliran
  • Catarman, Northern Samar
  • Palo, Leyte
  • Pastrana, Leyte

Intensity 4

  • Abuyog, Leyte
  • Hilongos, Leyte
  • Javier, Leyte
  • Capoocan, Leyte
  • Julieta, Leyte
  • Baybay, Leyte
  • Barogo, Leyte
  • Jaro, Leyte
  • MacArthur, Leyte
  • Matalum, Leyte
  • Villaba, Leyte
  • San Francisco, Southern Leyte
  • Bisilig City, Surigao del Sur 
  • Iloilo City
  • Naga City
  • Sorsogon City
  • Panganiban, Catanduanes

Intensity 3

  • Binalbagan, Negros Occidental
  • Cabalian, Southern Leyte 
  • Dimasalang, Masbate
  • Butuan City
  • Cabadbaran City

Intensity 2

  • Bago City
  • Bacolod City 

The earthquake was tectonin in origin. PHIVOLCS warned that aftershocks are expected following the tremor. — Patricia Lourdes Viray

EARTHQUAKE EASTERN SAMAR QUAKE TSUNAMI FEARS
As It Happens
LATEST UPDATE: May 6, 2019 - 12:17pm

Get the latest updates on the earthquake here.

May 6, 2019 - 12:17pm

Phivolcs downgrades the quake that hit Pagudpud to 5.4 magnitude from the earlier 5.8.

May 6, 2019 - 11:32am

Phivolcs says there is no tsunami threat after the moderate 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Ilocos Norte.

"No destructive tsunami threat exists based on available data. This is for information purposes only and there is no tsunami threat to the Philippines from this earthquake."

May 6, 2019 - 11:23am

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake jolts Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte at 10:48 a.m.

No damage is expected but Phivolcs warns of aftershocks.

April 23, 2019 - 1:59pm

A 6.2 magnitude quake hit San Julian, Eastern Samar at 1:37 p.m. today. Damage and aftershocks are expected, according to Phivolcs.

April 23, 2019 - 1:59pm

A 6.2 magnitude quake hit San Julian, Eastern Samar at 1:37 p.m. today. Damage and aftershocks are expected, according to Phivolcs.

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