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Magnitude 4.3 quake jolts Bohol

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Dec. 29 (PNA) — A magnitude-4.3 earthquake jolted the province of Bohol Sunday afternoon, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

In its bulletin, the agency said the tremor occurred at 4:21 p.m. with its epicenter traced 59 kilometers northeast of Tagbilaran City in Bohol.

Intensity 4, on the other hand, was recorded in Mandaue City while Cebu City felt the quake at Intensity 2.

Phivolcs described an Intensity 4 as moderately strong it felt generally by people indoors and by some people outdoors. Light sleepers are awakened.

It further noted that a vibration like the “passing of heavy truck. Hanging objects swing considerably. Dinner, plates, glasses, windows and doors rattle while floors and walls of wood framed buildings creak. Standing motor cars may rock slightly.

It added that liquids in containers are slightly disturbed. Water in containers oscillate strongly while rumbling sound may sometimes be heard.

Phivolcs said the temblor, which was tectonic in origin, had a shallow depth of seven kilometers.

Despite of the felt intensity, the agency noted that there was no casualty or damage reported from the quake.

Phivolcs further noted that aftershocks were not expected as well. (PNA)


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