Earth­quake ‘swarm’ hits Iloilo, An­tique EVAC­U­ATED

Panay News - - 1 -

By

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.

IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Philippines

© PressReader. All rights reserved.