Two early morning quakes shake Antique
Second 4.0 tremor since last month
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./