Magnitude 5.4 aftershock hits Leyte

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Image from Phivolcs

Phivolcs warns that damage is expected following the aftershock

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 10, 2017) — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck the province of Leyte on Monday, July 10.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake struck off Ormoc City, Leyte at 9:41 am on Monday.

Phivolcs said the latest earthquake to hit the province is an aftershock of the strong July 6 tremor that killed at least two people.

Phivolcs also warned that damage is expected following the aftershock.

The following intensities were recorded:

  • Intensity VI – Ormoc City
  • Intensity V – Kananga, Leyte
  • Intensity IV – Mayorga, Leyte; Tacloban City; Mandaue City
  • Intensity III – Loay and Jagna, Bohol; Cebu City
  • Intensity II – Lapu-Lapu City; Cadiz City, Negros Oriental

Here are some scenes in Leyte immediately after the latest earthquake:

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AFTERSHOCK. Students and staff of the Visayas State University evacuate as a magnitude 5.4 aftershock hits Leyte on July 10, 2017. All photos courtesy of Derek Alviola

leyte earthquake aftershocks

leyte earthquake aftershocks

leyte earthquake aftershocks


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