4.5-magnitude quake jolts Romblon

Published September 14, 2019, 8:21 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By MB Online

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck the province of Romblon Saturday evening, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported.

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The quake, which was tectonic in its origin, was traced 23 kilometers (km) northwest of San Jose, Romblon and occurred at 6:35 p.m. It had a depth of 15 km.

In its 6:59 p.m. advisory, Intensity I was felt in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental.

Meanwhile, the following instrumental intensities were also registered in these areas:

Intensity II – Malinao and Kalibo, Aklan; Sebaste, Antique
Intensity I – San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

According to PHIVOLCS, no aftershocks or damages are expected.

 
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