Earthquake ‘swarm’ hits Iloilo, Antique EVACUATED
ILOILO City – A series of
enda ay□na tremors hit parts of Iloilo and Antique provinces late night of Oct. 15 until yesterday morning.
In a span of almost 10 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology ( Phivolcs) recorded 11 earthquakes between 10:47 p. m. on Thursday and 8: 41 a.m. on Friday.
T h e s e s m a l l - magnitude earthquakes confined in almost the same area are called “earthquake swarm,” according to Elmer Relota of Phivolcs-Antique.
Most of these, though, were hardly felt in Iloilo City.
But it can actually last up to one or two weeks and usually would not be over magnitude 5, said Relota.
A series of mild earthquakes forced Iloilo provincial capitol employees to leave their offices on Friday morning. Tremors were also felt in the southern part of Iloilo province and in Antique in varying intensities.