Monday, March 28, 2011

Magnitude 4 - 4.3 earthquakes rock GenSan, Cagayan de Oro and Biliran Island on March 28

Three earthquakes measuring at 4-4.3 magnitude on Richter Scale, struck three provinces of the Philippines, today, March 28, 2011. There has been no report of any damages from the quakes.

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the first quake, with a magnitude of 4.3, was located off Naval, Biliran Island and hit the area at 6:29 a.m. It was felt at intensity 4 in Naval, intensity 3 at Leyte and intensity 2 at Capoocan and Jaro, Leyte.

Another 4.0-magnitude quake followed a few hours later, at 9:03 am. Its epicenter was 227 km Southeast of General Santos City.

The third tremor was recorded off Cagayan de Oro City at 1:32 p.m. It has a magnitude of 4 and was felt at Intensity 3 in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental and Intensity 2 in Cagayan de Oro City.