Quake rocks Camiguin


AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 3.0 in the Richter scale rocked Mambajao town in Camiguin Thursday noon, No fatalities or damages reported were reported.

The earthquake’s epicenter was located 30 kilometers off the coast of Anda town in Bohol, said Marcial Labininay, officer-in-charge of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvocs) in Northern Mindanao.

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It was also felt in the cities of Cebu and Dumaguete, and in several parts of Bohol and Negros Oriental—all recording 2.0 in the Richter scale. Intensity 1.0 was recorded in Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro City.

Labininay said the earthquake had a magnitude of 4.5 on its epicenter, lasting seven seconds. It was of tectonic in origin—caused by the movement of a fault-line off the coast of Bohol.

No aftershock was recorded.

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