2.4-mag­ni­tude earth­quake shakes Ne­gros Oriental

Third tre­mor to strike the prov­ince in two days

Watchmen Daily Journal - - Front Page -

A 2.4-mag­ni­tude tre­mor struck west of Va­len­cia, Ne­gros Oriental early yesterday morn­ing, with the Philip­pine In­sti­tute of Vol­canol­ogy and Seis­mol­ogy clock­ing in the quake around 3:45 a.m.

Ac­cord­ing to a sub­se­quent bul­letin re­lease by the agency, there was no dam­age re­ported as a re­sult of the in­ci­dent, nor were there any an­tic­i­pated af­ter­shocks.

Earthquakes rang­ing be­tween 1.0 and 3.0 in mag­ni­tude are often clas­si­fied as a Level 1 on the Mer­calli in­ten­sity scale, where very few even feel the tre­mor.

Early Thurs­day morn­ing, the waters off Ne­gros Oriental were sub­ject to two early morn­ing earthquakes with a 2.5-mag­ni­tude tre­mor strik­ing near Basay around 12:18 a.m., fol­lowed by a 2.1-mag­ni­tude quake near Si­a­ton around 1:38 a.m.

Much like yesterday’s seis­mic ac­tiv­ity, nei­ther ear­lier in­ci­dent caused any re­ported dam­age nor were there any an­tic­i­pate af­ter­shocks.

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