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M-4.7 ‘aftershock’ hits Bohol, prompts evacuations

March 30, 2015 10:04am A magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit Bohol province in Central Visayas Monday morning, prompting

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit Bohol province in Central Visayas Monday morning, prompting evacuations by people still wary from the 2013 Bohol earthquake.
 
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said it is possible this could be an aftershock of the magnitude-7.2 quake that laid waste to Bohol in October 2013.
 
"Ito ay related sa nangyaring quake noong 2013 sa Bohol. Most likely aftershock (ito) ng quake na magnitude 7.2," Phivolcs seismological observation and earthquake prediction division OIC Ishmael Narag said in an interview on dzBB radio.
 
Citing initial information, he said the quake was recorded at 9:47 a.m., with the epicenter in Bohol.
 
However, he said the supposed aftershock—initially measured at magnitude 4.7—was felt at in Lapu-Lapu and Bogo in Cebu, and even in Iloilo.
 
Also, he cited a report indicating the quake was felt at Intensity V in San Miguel, Bohol.
 
"(Sa Intensity V), posibleng magising ang taong natutulog at ang bahay na hindi magdang paggawa pwede ma-damage," he said.
 
Initial information indicated the quake was felt at Intensity IV in Lapu-Lapu City, and Intensity III in Iloilo.
 
Narag said their initial information showed the epicenter was at Danao in Bohol.
 
When asked about the possibility of aftershocks from the 2013 quake, Narag said, "pwede umabot ng two years."
 
Evacuations
 
State-run Philippine Information Agency said the quake was felt in Asturias town in Cebu.
 
Municipal employees, fresh from a quake drill last Friday, evacuated the building calmly, it said.

 
 
The PIA also said employees of its Central Visayas office vacated the building with other occupants.

 



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