Phivolcs records 6 moderate quakes in PHL on Good Friday PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 20 April 2014 13:40

Six moderate earthquakes shook various parts of the country on Good Friday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the first quake with a magnitude of 3.4 occurred at 12:40 a.m. Its epicenter was traced five kilometers southeast of Cateel, Davao Oriental.

The second tremor with a magnitude of 3.2 happened at 3:37 a.m. Its epicenter was located 22 kilometers southwest of Cabangan, Zambales.

After six hours, another quake with a magnitude of 3.2 struck Cotabato at around 9:09 a.m. Its epicenter was traced 94 kilometers southwest of Cotabato City.

Meanwhile, the fourth tremor with a magnitude of 3.2 was recorded at 9:53 a.m. Its epicenter was traced 22 kilometers northeast of Tagbilaran City in Bohol.

At around 10:19 a.m., a magnitude 2.7 quake struck the province of La Union. Its epicenter was traced at 55 kilometers northwest of Luna town.

State seismologists recorded the sixth tremor with a magnitude of 3.1 at 10:37 a.m. Its epicenter was located 28 kilometers northeast of Butuan City.

The agency said there was no report of damage or casualty from these tremors, which were all tectonic in origin.

According to Phivolcs, there was “nothing unusual” on these events as the Philippines sits in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire – a zone of frequent seismic activity due to friction between tectonic plates.

It said there are about 20 to 25 earthquakes occurring in the country daily.