Magnitude 6.3 quake jolts Negros Occidental

By on May 16, 2014

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MANILA — A 6.3 magnitude earthquake rocked parts of Negros Occidental on Thursday afternoon , according to Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS).

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the tremor occurred at 6:16 p.m. with its epicenter traced 49 kilometers southwest of Hinoba-an in Negros Occidental wherein Intensity 5 was also felt in the area.

The agency said the quake was felt at Intensity 4 in Iloilo City; Bago City; Pandan, Antique; and Basay and Sipalay in Negros Occidental;

The temblor, which was tectonic in origin, has a shallow depth of 10 kilometers.

Phivolcs said there was no casualty or damage reported but aftershocks are expected from the quake.