A Strong Earthquake hit Southern Leyte this morning at 07:75. The earthquake of magnitude 5.4 transpired in a depth of 6 km near Hinundayan in Southern Leyte. The felt depth was VI on PEIS (Phivolcs Earthquake Depth Scale).
Intensity VI is very strong. Quite a few people turn into scared many may possibly run outdoors. Some people drop their stability. Motorists really feel like driving in flat tires. Weighty objects or home furnishings move or might be shifted. Compact church bells could ring. Wall plaster may well crack. Incredibly outdated or poorly created houses and man-manufactured buildings are slightly ruined though properly-built buildings are not afflicted. Constrained rockfalls and rolling boulders happen in hilly to mountainous regions and escarpments. Trees shake significantly.
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Intensities were being reported as:
Intensity VI – Hinunangan and St. Bernard, Southern Leyte
Intensity IV – Tacloban City
Depth III – Palo, Leyte
Depth II – Cebu Metropolis and Talisay Town Surigao City
Intensity I – Lapu Lapu Metropolis
The depth scale is out there in this article.
PHIVOLCS announces that this tectonic earthquake will likely be followed by aftershocks.
Update at 8:15 p.m. (PST):
The earthquake broken 4 college buildings, at minimum 10 residences, a district hospital and a number of structures in the towns of St. Bernard, Hinundayan, Hinunangan, San Juan, Anahawan and Silago.
In St. Bernard cracks ended up identified on the floor and beams of the Purple Cross Developing, the wall of a faculty developing, walls of the tourism business as perfectly as the walls around the stairway and beams of the Barangay Corridor of Himatagon.
The Leyte-Samar electrical sub-grid stays intact as there has been no described instances of electricity interruptions and damaged transmission facilities in the location.