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Eastern Samar sways to quake

said.By: Faye Orellana - @FMOrellanaINQ / 08:19 AM April 03, 2018A magnitude 3.7 earthquake hit Eastern Samar before midnight Tuesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs)

A Phivolcs report showed that at 11:52 p.m. Monday, the quake hit east of the City of Borongan, where the tremor was felt at intensity 4.

Intensity 4 was also recorded in the town of Llorente.


Meanwhile, intensity 3 was recorded in the towns of Gen. MacArthur and Maydolong; intensity 2 in the towns of Giporlos, Lawaan, and San Policarpio; and Intensity 1 in Catbalogan City.

Phivolcs said no damage and aftershocks were expected from the earthquake.

The quake, which had a depth of 21 kilometers, was tectonic in origin, the institute said. 

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