A 4.4-magnitude earthquake was recorded in Eastern Samar at around 9:23 a.m., Saturday, April 9, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
Phivolcs traced the epicenter of the earthquake at 25 kilometers (km) northeast of Hernani, Eastern Samar, and was shallow at a depth of 9 km.
The quake was felt as a “weak” tremor at Intensity III in Hernani, Llorente, Gen. MacArthur, and Maydolong in Eastern Samar.
It was “slightly weak” at Intensity II in Balangkayan, Borongan City, Salcedo, Lawaan, and Guiuan in Eastern Samar, while it was “scarcely perceptible” at Intensity I in Alangalang, Leyte.
Phivolcs’ instruments recorded the quake at Intensity II in Abuyog, Leyte and Intensity I in Palo and Alangalang, Leyte.
It said the earthquake was tectonic, which means it was caused by the movement of an active fault near the area.
However, it does not expect damage or aftershocks due to this earthquake.