May 19, 2024

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Magnitude 6 earthquake shakes Masbate

By Justine Rich Talusan

A MAGNITUDE 6 earthquake early yesterday morning shook Masbate.

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake, which was tectonic in origin, was felt at 2:10 a.m. in Batuan, Masbate.

The tremor had a depth of 10 kms.

 Intensity 5 was felt in Dimasalang, San Fernando, and Uson, Masbate while intensity 4 hit Legazpi City, Albay; Aroroy, Cataingan, Esperanza, Milagros, and Pio V. Corpuz, Masbate; Irosin, and City of Sorsogon in Sorsogon.

Intensity 3  jolted Daraga, Albay

Some buildings and road incurred damages but no major damages were reported following the  quake said the disaster officials.