First Posted 06:30AM 03/02/2020


Magnitude 5.5 in Capoocan, Leyte

PhiVolcs Earthquake Information No.2
Date and Time: 02 Mar 2020 – 05:19 AM
Magnitude = 5.5
Depth = 009 kilometers
Location = 11.33N, 124.54E – 008 km S 52° E of Leyte (Leyte)

Reported Intensities:
Intensity V – Leyte, Kananga, Capoocan, and Pastrana, Leyte; Tacloban City and Ormoc City;
Intensity IV – Palo, Dulag, Babatngon, Alang-alang and Palompon, Leyte; Mandaue City and Cebu City; Naval, Biliran;
Intensity III – Lapu-lapu City; Lawaan, Eastern Samar;

Instrumental Intensities:
Intensity IV – Ormoc City; Naval, Biliran; Borongan City;
Intensity II – Bago City;
Intensity I – Masbate City; Roxas City

Capoocan, Leyte – A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit Capoocan, Leyte early Monday morning, the state-run Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The quake that struck at 5:19 a.m. was located 13 kilometers (km) west of Capoocan. It had a depth of two km and was tectonic in origin.

Intensity 5 was reported in Tacloban City and Pastrana, while Intensity 4 was felt in Palo, Leyte.

Aftershocks and damage are expected, according to Phivolcs.


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