Minor earthquake strikes Sipalay City

Posted by watchmen
May 15, 2019

Third tremor to hit the city in a week


A 2.4-magnitude earthquake shook Sipalay City yesterday afternoon.

The tremor reportedly occurred around 1:41 p.m. with an epicenter pinpointed just north of the Negros Occidental city.

According to a subsequent Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology bulletin, no damages were reported nor were there aftershocks expected.

This is the third such incident to strike Sipalay City within a week’s time.

Last Friday, two minor earthquakes were detected in the city. The first tremor, measuring 1.9 in magnitude, struck north of the city at 12:22 a.m.; while the second occurred later that morning, just before 4:30 a.m., when a 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected.

Quakes ranging between 1.0 and 3.0 in magnitude are often classified as a Level 1 on the Mercalli Intensity Scale, where the tremor goes almost undetected./WDJ

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