Minor earthquake recorded in Antique

Posted by watchmen
May 15, 2018

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), a 2.9 magnitude earthquake was recorded yesterday morning near Sibalom, Antique.

The agency noted, the tremor did not contribute to any damage and no aftershocks were expected.

Earthquakes of this magnitude are often classified as a Level 1 on the Mercalli intensity scale, where very few even feel the earthquake.

Last month, during a visit to Bacolod City, Phivolcs director and Department of Science and Technology Undersecretary Renato Solidum recommended Negros Occidental local government units prepare for the possibility of earthquakes after new fault lines were recently discovered on the island.

He said it is high-time for earthquake-resistant structures./WDJ


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