Magnitude 5.2 aftershock hits Masbate

Magnitude 5.2 aftershock hits Masbate

MANILA – A magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit Masbate on Wednesday, an aftershock of the magnitude 6.6 earthquake in the province on August 18, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

The tectonic quake struck 12 km. southeast of the municipality of Cataingan at 5:50 a.m., with a depth of 6 km.

The previous earthquake’s epicenter was at 7 km. southeast of Cataingan and had a depth of 21 km.

Meanwhile, there were no reported intensities from the magnitude 5.2 quake.

Phivolcs, however, said aftershocks are still expected. Ma. Cristina Arayata / PNA –