Friday, April 15, 2011

M5.2 earthquake strikes GenSan on April 15

The second magnitude 5+ quake that hit the Philippines in April happened at General Santos City early morning Friday, April 15, 2011.

The graph shows the location of the epicenter of the April 15, 2011 GenSan Earthquake | Courtesy of Phivolcs

The tremor was felt at Intensity II at the home-city of Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2011 Shamcey Supsup at 12:11 a.m. It is of tectonic origin and has a depth of 155 Km, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

The Institute is not expecting any damage from the quake, however, it expects aftershocks.

On April 9, 2011, a 5.4-magnitude temblor struck Lubang, Occidental Mindoro which was felt at Intensity III in Manila and Makati City.