Friday, April 1, 2011

4 Earthquakes rock the Philippines on April 1

I know it's April Fools but I cannot joke on this one.

In a matter of 6 hours, four (4) earthquakes hitting 4 Philippine provinces have been recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on Friday, April 1, 2011. However, there been no reported damages from the quakes.

The first tremor was felt at 12:37 a.m. at magnitude 4.6 in its epicenter which is 228 km Southeast (SE) of General Santos City.

A couple hours later, at 2:26 a.m., another quake was felt in Davao del Sur. It measured 4.3 magnitude on Ritcher Scale at its epicenter, 88 km SE of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur.

Barely 4 minutes after, at 2:30 a.m., the third earthquake was recorded off 6 km Northwest of Viga, Cantaduanes which hit the area at Intensity II. It has a Ritcher Scale reading of 3.6.

The 4th temblor happened at 6:01 a.m. It shook 11 km Southeast of Sta. Cruz, Zambales at magnitude 4.2. It was felt at Intensity II in Bugallon, Pangasinan and Intensity in Infanta and Mangatarem, Pangasinan and Sta Cruz, Zambales.