EARTHQUAKE: 4.2 Magnitude Quake Jolts Guiuan, Eastern Samar

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Guiuan, Eastern Samar

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit Guiuan, Eastern Samar on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at exactly 02:53 p.m. according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake in Guiuan, Eastern Samar
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Earthquakes hit without prior signs/warnings most of the time.

The territories and nations including the Philippines lying along the Pacific Ring of Fire are prone to earthquakes.

On a daily basis, the PHIVOLCS record numerous quakes occurring in the country.

In an earthquake advisory it releases from time to time whenever there is an unprecedented land movement/action, it notes the location of the quake, its epicenter and depth of focus, and the time and date it hit an area. The agency also notes whether or not there are expected damages and aftershocks of a quake.

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Meanwhile, based on the latest earthquake bulletin, the 4.2 magnitude earthquake that jolted the province was tectonic in origin and it hit at a depth of 39 kilometers.

There’s no immediate damage and aftershocks reported as of press time but Instrumental Intensities were also felt in Borongan City, Eastern Samar with Intensity II, and Surigao City with Intensity I.

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NoteWe will continue to monitor any incident regarding the said earthquake and we will post an update here.

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