6.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Bicol and Visayas – Phivolcs

Bicol and Visayas earthquake
Bicol and Visayas earthquake


LEGAZPI CITY – Magnitude 6.5 hit around 8:03 this morning in Masbate and was felt in some areas in Bicol and Visayas.

Its center was identified as a distance of five kilometers, Southeast of Cataingan, Masbate.

In Earthquake Information Number 1 from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), it has a depth of one kilometer and is tectonic in origin.

The force of the quake was felt in the following areas:

Intensity IV – Mapanas, Northern Samar; City of Legazpi, Albay; Lezo, Aklan Intensity III – City of Iloilo Intensity I – President Roxas, Capiz

Even in some places the instruments recorded its strength in:

Intensity V – Masbate City, Masbate Intensity IV – Palo, Leyte; City of Iloilo; City of Roxas, Capiz; Naval, Biliran; Intensity III – City of Bago, Negros Occidental; Malinao, Aklan; Jamindan, Capiz; Ormoc City Intensity II – Gumaca, Quezon; City of Sipalay, Negros Occidental; Valderrama, Antique; Sipocot, Camarines Sur; Talibon, Bohol; San Francisco, Cebu Intensity I – Malay, Aklan; City of Gingoog, Misamis Oriental.

Meanwhile, possible aftershocks and damage to some properties due to the earthquake are expected.