Powerful earthquake in Samar

A solid earthquake of magnitude 5.9 shook Samar yestarday evening at 8:55 PM. The earthquake was felt with intensity V in the bordering cities of Hernani, Salcedo, Borongan and Guiuan in jap Samar. 

The quake was also felt with depth IV in the relaxation of Samar and in Leyte.

Depth V (strong) indicates:
Commonly felt by most folks indoors and outside. Many sleeping individuals awakened. Some are frightened, some operate outdoors. Solid shaking and rocking are felt through the making.
Hanging objects swing violently. Dining utensils clatter and clink anyone are damaged. Little, mild and unstable objects might drop or overturn. Liquids spill from filled open containers. Standing automobiles rock significantly.
Shaking of leaves and twigs of trees is recognizable.  


26 aftershocks experienced been recorded due to the fact yesterday evening, but these were being typically not felt. At minimum a person magnitude 3.7-aftershock was recorded at 3:40 AM today but there was no hurt or aftershock expected from the pre-dawn quake. Its epicenter was situated at 49 km northeast of Mercedes, Eastern Samar.

The magnitude-5.9 quake which jolted parts of Japanese Samar Tuesday night time arrived considerably less than three hours immediately after a magnitude-5.1 quake strike the Davao space in Mindanao.

Below you discover the interactive erthquake map 2012  

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