Sunday, 26 February 2012

Earthquake hits Negros

A predawn magnitude-3.3 convulse rocked Negros Monday, alike as the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology warned of accessible aftershocks.
Phivolcs said the quake, which came weeks afterwards a magnitude-6.9 convulse devastated the area, was recorded at 2:28 a.m. and was tectonic in origin.
Accorind to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, the February 6 convulse larboard 52 bodies asleep while 61 others accept remained missing.
In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the epicenter was traced to 4 km northwest of Jimalalud boondocks in Negros Oriental.
However, it did not anon adduce specific areas area the convulse was felt.
While Phivolcs said the convulse was not acceptable to account damage, aftershocks may be expected.
Quakes in Ilocos, Bohol
Meanwhile, Phivolcs additionally recorded quakes in Ilocos and Bohol anon afore and afterwards midnight of Sunday.
In Ilocos, Phivolcs said a magnitude-3.7 convulse was recorded at 11:53 p.m. Sunday, with the epicenter at 14 km southeast of Bangui, Ilocos Norte.
In Bohol, a magnitude-3.9 convulse was recorded at 12:22 a.m. Monday, with the epicenter at 32 km southeast of Anda, Bohol.
No accident or aftershock was accepted from the two quakes, Phivolcs said.
Source: gmanetwork.com

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