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First Posted 14:15:00 04/23/2019
NAVAL, Biliran – A powerful earthquake shook the San Julian Eastern Samar on Tuesday.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake had registered a magnitude of 6.5 and had been centered near the town of San Julian Eastern Samar.
The earthquake happened at 1:37 p.m. on Tuesday.
Intensity 5 was felt in Tacloban City; Catbalogan City, Samar; Gen. Mc Arthur, Salcedo and
Guiuan Eastern Samar; Naval, Biliran; Catarman, Northern Samar; Palo and Pastrana, Leyte.
Intensity 4 was felt in buyog, Hilongos, Javier, Capoocan, Julieta, Baybay, Barogo, Jaro, MacArthur, Matalum, Villaba, Leyte; San Francisco, Southern Leyte; Bislig City, Surigao Del Sur; Iloilo City; Naga City; Sorsogon City; Panganiba and Catanduanes.
Intensity 3 was felt Binalbagan, Negros Occidental; Cabalian, Southern Leyte; Dimasalang, Masbate; Butuan City and Cabadbaran City while Intensity 2 felt in Bago City and Bacolod City
An magnitude 3.3 aftershock was also reported by Phivolcs on 1:49 p.m.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a Pacific-wide tsunami threat. – BiliranIsland.com