Magnitude 5.9 earthquake recorded off the coast of Northern Samar: Phivolcs

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake recorded off the coast of Northern Samar: Phivolcs

PHIVOLCS reported a magnitude 5.9 earthquake off Northern Samar on Friday afternoon, December 9. Photo: PHIVOLCS

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported that a magnitude 5.9 earthquake occurred in the waters off the coast of Northern Samar on Friday afternoon.

The tectonic quake happened at exactly 2:33 p.m. and was centered approximately 105 kilometers northeast of the town of Mapanas.

Phivolcs' initial bulletin showed that the earthquake had a depth of 38 kilometers and that it had the potential to spawn aftershocks.

Instrumental Intensities were recorded by Phivolcs, as stated in their bulletin.

  • Intensity III - Mapanas and Palapag, Northern Samar
  • Intensity II - Rosario and San Roque, Northern Samar; Prieto Diaz and Bulusan, Sorsogon
  • Intensity I - Legazpi City and Tabaco, Albay; Mercedes and Daet, Camarines Norte; Pili, Camarines Sur; Hernani and Can-Avid, Eastern Samar; Hilongos, Dulag, Kananga, Abuyog, Alangalang, and Baybay, Leyte
On Wednesday, a shallow earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 struck off the coast of Camarines Norte. The earthquake was felt in some areas of Luzon and Visayas.

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