Phivolcs examining series of earthquakes in Negros Oriental municipality

Posted by watchmen
February 5, 2018
By Paulo Loreto Lim
After the Negros Oriental Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a series of earthquakes in Valencia recently, the agency said the occurrence needs to be validated in order to determine the cause.
According to Phivolcs Seismic Station officer-in-charge Jose Molas, a total 28 earthquakes were recorded in the town last week between 8:00 a.m on Thursday to 8:00 a.m. on Friday.
He would not comment on the possibility of a fault line in the area but noted, Mt. Talinis, a volcano located in Valencia, is considered to be inactive.
The highest magnitude tremor experienced in recent days was a 4.7-magnitude quake late last month, on January 27./PLL, WDJ

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