Another minor earthquake recorded near Hinoba-an

Posted by watchmen
August 24, 2018

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), a 2.6-magnitude earthquake was recorded Wednesday evening in the vicinity of Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental, the second tremor this month.

Last week, Phivolcs recorded a 2.0-magnitude earthquake around the same area, noting, the quake 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 tremor.

Earlier this year, 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./WDJ

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