Phivolcs: 4.2-magnitude quake hits Bohol


A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck parts of Bohol province on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 26, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Phivolcs said the epicenter of the earthquake was traced at 3 kilometers (km) west of Catigbian, Bohol around 1:30 p.m.

The earthquake was "weak" at Intensity III in the municipalities of Calape, Balilihan, and Tubigon in Bohol province.

Meanwhile, it was slightly felt at Intensity II in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

Phivolcs said the earthquake was tectonic in origin, which means the tremor was caused by the movement of an active fault near the area.

It was also shallow at a depth of 6 km thus the strong shaking.

However, Phivolcs does not expect damage to property or aftershocks due to this earthquake.