By Paulo Loreto Lim
Amid ongoing validation by the Negros Oriental Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) to investigate the cause of a series of 28 earthquakes recently recorded in Valencia, Negros Oriental, authorities affirmed there is no indication a larger tremor is expected.
Phivolcs Seismological Observation and Earthquake Prediction Division (SOEPD) head Ishmael Narag recently stated, “There is no cause for alarm amid the ongoing series of earthquakes in Valencia and nearby areas.”
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.
While he would not comment on the possibility of a fault line in the area, the Phivolcs official noted, Mt. Talinis, a volcano located in Valencia, is considered to be inactive./PLL, WDJ