The Civil Aviation Authority Of the Philippines (CAAP) maintained the 6.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Bicol and Visayas Tuesday did not cause damage in airports in the region.
“We were just verifying it through the engineering unit and as of now there are no reports of any major damage in airports operated by the agency,” CAAP Spokesman Eric Apolonio Said.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported the earthquake, which occurred at 8:03 a.m., as tectonic. Its origin was traced 5 kilometers southwest of Cataingan, Masbate.
The quake had a depth of 1 km, with the following registered intensities: Intensity IV (Mapanas, Northern Samar; City of Legazpi, Albay; Lezo, Aklan); Intensity III (Iloilo City); Intensity I (President Roxas, Capiz); Intensity V (Masbate City, Masbate); Intensity IV (Palo, Leyte; Naval, Biliran); Intensity III (City of Bago, Negros Occidental; Malinao, Aklan; Jamindan, Capiz; Ormoc City); Intensity II (Gumaca, Quezon; City of Sipalay, Negros Occidental; Valderrama, Antique; Sipocot, Camarines Sur; Talibon, Bohol; San Francisco, Cebu); Intensity I (Malay, Aklan; City of Gingoog, Misamis Oriental).
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