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Quakes jolt Southern Leyte, Batangas

Helen Flores (The Philippine Star) - April 23, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Earthquakes shook parts of Batangas and Southern Leyte yesterday.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said a magnitude 4.6 earthquake jolted parts of Southern Leyte at around 5:43 a.m., with its epicenter traced some 10 kilometers northwest of Saint Bernard town.

The quake was felt at Intensity 4, which is classified as moderately strong, in Saint Bernard; Intensity 3 in Anahawan, Hinunangan, Hinundayan, San Juan and Sogod, and Intensity 2 in Liloan.

Phivolcs said the tremor, which had a depth of three kilometers, was not expected to cause damage or generate aftershocks.

Two tremors with magnitudes 4.5 and 4.6 struck Mabini, Batangas at about 1:06 a.m. and 11:19 a.m., respectively.

The epicenter of the first quake was located three kms southwest of Mabini.

The quake was felt at Intensity 2 in Bauan and Intensity 1 in Agoncillo and Lemery.

The second quake, which was centered three kilometers northwest of Mabini, was felt at Intensity 3 in Bauan and Intensity 2 in San Nicolas and Taal.

BATANGAS EARTHQUAKES SOUTHERN LEYTE
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