Magnitude 3.8 quake jolts Bohol

By on September 8, 2014


MANILA — A magnitude 3.8 earthquake jolted Bohol province Monday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

In its bulletin, the agency said the tremor occurred 7:34 a.m. with its epicenter traced at seven kilometers southeast of San Miguel in Bohol.

Phivolcs said that San Miguel felt the tremor at Intensity 4.

Phivolcs described an Intensity 4 as moderately strong it felt generally by people indoors and by some people outdoors. Light sleepers are awakened.

The agency said that Intensity 3 was felt at Trinidad and Intensity 1 at Sagbayan, both in Bohol

The tremor, which was tectonic in origin, had a shallow depth of 23 kilometers.

Despite the reported intensity, Phivolcs said that there were no reported casualty nor damage from the quake.

According to the agency, aftershocks were not expected from the quake affected areas.

The Philippines lies on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where 20 to 25 earthquakes per day — mostly imperceptible — are common.