Two early morn­ing quakes shake An­tique

Sec­ond 4.0 tremor since last month

Watchmen Daily Journal - - Front Page -

Two earth­quakes were recorded early Thurs­day morn­ing near the town of Bar­baza, An­tique. Ac­cord­ing to Philip­pine In­sti­tute of Vol­canol­ogy and Seis­mol­ogy (Phivolcs) bul­letins,

the tremors oc­curred around 2:34 a.m., with the first mea­sur­ing 3.9 in mag­ni­tude and the sec­ond, which oc­curred sec­onds af­ter, came in at a higher 4.2 mag­ni­tude.

The agency re­ported no dam­age recorded as a re­sult of ei­ther in­ci­dent, along with no an­tic­i­pated af­ter­shocks.

This is the sec­ond earth­quake in the 4.0-mag­ni­tude range to strike the prov­ince in re­cent weeks, with a 4.0-mag­ni­tude tremor strik­ing east of Valder­rama last month. Mean­while, with re­gard to the 4.2-mag­ni­tude quake, Phivolcs re­ported a Level 4 in­ten­sity was ex­pe­ri­enced at the epi­cen­ter, along with Sibalom and Tib­iao. The United States Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey notes earth­quakes rang­ing be­tween 4.0 and 4.9 in mag­ni­tude are of­ten clas­si­fied as a Level 4 on the Mer­calli in­ten­sity scale, where the tremor is more no­tice­able in­doors, with a feel­ing sim­i­lar to a heavy truck strik­ing a build­ing.

In ad­di­tion, the agency said a Level 2 in­ten­sity was felt in the prov­ince’s cap­i­tal, San Jose de Bue­nav­ista. That level of in­ten­sity is typ­i­cally felt by very few peo­ple, par­tic­u­larly those on the up­per floors of build­ings./

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Philippines

© PressReader. All rights reserved.