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Magnitude 5.5 aftershock jolts Tagbilaran City

Visayas quake debris flatten two cars. FILE PHOTO

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MANILA -- A magnitude 5.5 tremor jolted Tagbilaran City Thursday morning as aftershocks of the magnitude 7.2 Bohol quake continued to hit the area, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

In its bulletin, the agency said the earthquake occurred at 7:37 a.m. with its epicenter traced at 18 kilometers northwest of Tagbilaran City in Bohol province.

Phivolcs said the aftershock had a depth of one kilometer.

The agency said that the temblor was felt at Intensity 6 in Tagbilaran City; Intensity 4 in Dumaguete City, Lapu-Lapu City, Sibulan in Negros Oriental; and Intensity 2 at Maasin in Southern Leyte and Mambajao in Camiguin.

A magnitude 4.4 aftershock also occurred around 6:19 a.m. with its epicenter traced at 34 km northwest of Tagbilaran City.

The temblor was felt at Intensity 3 in Lapu-Lapu City.

On Wednesday morning, aftershock of magnitude 5.1 occurred also in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

Phivolcs science research specialist Ric Mangao said more aftershocks were expected in the coming days, but assured that these would not be as strong as the main quake and would gradually become weaker and less frequent as the weeks pass.

 

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