Monday, July 11, 2011

Negros Earthquke: 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Negros Occidental

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake occurred in Sipalay Negros Occidental at 4:47 a.m today with two aftershocks of 5.7 and 5.5 magnitude located at 112 km S 70° W of Dumaguete City, Negros Occidental based on PHIVOLCS Earthquake Intensity scale.

Intensity 5 earthquake was felt in Sipalay City; Intensity IV in Oton, Iloilo, Dumaguete City, and the towns of Binalbagan, Hinigaran in Negros Occidental and Sibulan, Negros Oriental; Intensity 3 in San Jose in Antique, Dapitan City in Zamboanga del Norte, Talisay City in Cebu; Intensity 2 in Cagayan de Oro City, Dipolog City and La Carlotta City, Negros Occidental; and Intensity 1 in La Castellana, Negros Occidental.

PHIVOLCS Deputy Director Dr. Bartolome Bautista said there have been no reports of injuries or major damage as said earthquake had struck off at safer depth.

No tsunami warnings have been issued in the aftermath.

Update: At 4:58 this afternoon, a 5.2-magnitude earthquake was again felt in Negros Occidental.

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