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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits Leyte (02 Mar 2020)


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A magnitude 5.7 earthquake rocked Leyte before dawn on Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

The earthquake occurred at 5:19 a.m.

Its epicenter was located 11.30ºN, 124.57ºE  - 8 km N 85º W of Capoocan, Leyte.

The quake had a depth of 13 kilometers.

PHIVOLCS said the quake was tectonic in origin.

Intensity V was felt in Tacloban City and Pastrana, Leyte.

Intensity IV was felt meanwhile in Palo, Leyte.

PHIVOLCS said aftershocks and damage are expected.

https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/technology/magnitude-57-earthquake-hits-leyte/ar-BB10BquH?ocid=spartandhp#image=1

 

 

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Dafey

@Soupeod, this is near your peeps in Naval. How are they?

Here in Western Leyte we felt a pretty big roller about 5:18 AM. If the quake didn't wake you the dogs made sure you were up!

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SkyMan

That's about the time my dog went off but that's not really unusual.

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PeteHK

Bit of a shake here in Banawa around 5.20 a.m. Nothing too serious.

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Woolf

Did not notice here

Cebu Daily News

https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/291478/gullas-orders-suspension-of-public-school-classes-in-talisay-city

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Gullas orders suspension of public school classes in Talisay City
 

By: Doris C. Bongcac - Editor/CDN Digital | March 02,2020 - 08:17 AM
 

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony Gullas has ordered the suspension of classes in all public elementary and high schools in his city to allow the inspection of school buildings.

Gullas said the earthquake that was felt earlier today, March 2, 2020, should not be taken lightly.

Read: 5.7-magnitude quake hits Capoocan, Leyte

“Sorry if it’s (the announcement came) a little late. Had to coordinate with our City DepEd Superintendent, Mam Luminarias,” Gullas said in a Facebook post past 7 a.m. today.

“Due to the recent earthquake that occurred early this morning, Mam Luminarias and I decided to declare no classes in all public elementary and public high schools in the City of Talisay,” Gullas added.

He said that there was a need to ensure the integrity of structures in their city especially since they have high-rise school buildings.

“Since we have high-rise classrooms which have 2 to 3 floors in schools, we will use this suspension of classes to check the integrity of our school buildings. We will also use this day to prepare if ever there will be aftershocks later in the day. Stay safe guys,” he said.

 

 

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easy44

Very strong shaker at my place this morning. 

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Soupeod
8 hours ago, Dafey said:

@Soupeod, this is near your peeps in Naval. How are they?

Here in Western Leyte we felt a pretty big roller about 5:18 AM. If the quake didn't wake you the dogs made sure you were up!

They are ok. Thx  Very mild at my house this morning.

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colemanlee

Felt it...but rolled over and went back to sleep lol

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Beserker101

No effect in Talisay, .. windows rattled for 3 seconds, ... wife never woke up, but that's not unusual- :wink:

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