2 quakes hit Tagbilaran City

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has recorded two mild earthquakes that hit Tagbilaran City, Bohol on Tuesday afternoon.

Phivolcs said the first quake, which occurred at 1:01 p.m., had a magnitude of 2.9 and was located at 50 kilometers (km) northeast of Tagbilaran City.

(Courtesy: Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)

Intensity III was felt in Sagbayan, Bohol while intensity II was felt in San Miguel, Bohol.

Another quake jolted the province at 1:42 p.m. The tremor had a magnitude of 3.6 and was located at 37 km northeast of Tagbilaran City.

(Courtesy: Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)

Intensity IV was felt in Tubigon, Sagbayan and Clarin in Bohol.

Phivolcs said the second tremor is an aftershock of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that killed hundreds of people in Bohol and nearby provinces in October 2013.

Both quakes were tectonic in origin.

Phivolcs added that there were no reported damages. (Sunnex)

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