Magnitude 5.7 quake hits Leyte

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    A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Leyte on Monday morning, March 2, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

    Phivolcs spotted the epicenter of the quake at 8 kilometers northwest of Capoocan, Leyte at 5:19 a.m.

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    The tectonic earthquake had a depth of 13 kms from the surface.

    Intensity V was felt in Leyte, Kananga, Capoocan, and Pastrana, Leyte; Tacloban City and Ormoc City.

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    Intensity IV was felt in Palo, Dulag, Babatngon, Alang-alang and Palompon, Leyte; Mandaue City and Cebu City; Naval, Biliran.

    Intensity III meanwhile was felt in Lapu-lapu City; Lawaan, Eastern Samar.

    PHIVOLCS said the quake was also felt under the following instrumental Intensities: Intensity IV – Ormoc City; Naval, Biliran; Borongan City; Intensity II – Bago City; Intensity I – Masbate City; Roxas City

    PHIVOLCS said aftershocks and damage are expected.


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