Overnight quake strikes Ne­gros Ori­en­tal

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Ac­cord­ing to data from the Philip­pine In­sti­tute of Vol­canol­ogy and Seis­mol­ogy (Phivolcs), a 2.8-mag­ni­tude earth­quake was recorded just north of Dauin ear­lier Fri­day morn­ing around 12:36 a.m.

A sub­se­quent Phivolcs bul­letin re­ported no dam­ages in the Ne­gros Ori­en­tal mu­nic­i­pal­ity as a re­sult of the quake nor were they any an­tic­i­pated af­ter­shocks.

Quakes rang­ing be­tween 1.0 and 3.0 in mag­ni­tude are of­ten clas­si­fied as a Level 1 on the Mer­calli In­ten­sity Scale, where the tremor goes al­most un­de­tected.

Last month, a 4.5-mag­ni­tude tremor was recorded near Hi­noba-an and an In­ten­sity III, where few peo­ple feel the tremor, par­tic­u­larly those on the up­per floors of build­ings, was felt in Ne­gros Ori­en­tal, in Basay and Bayawan City.

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