Sat. Jan 16th, 2021

 magnitude 5.4 earthquake rocked Sorsogon on Monday night, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Phivolcs reported that the quake struck at 10:37 p.m.

The center was located 37 kilometers east of Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon and had a depth of 77 kilometers, it added.

The reported Intensities from the quake were:

Intensity 5 – Sorsogon City;

Intensity 4 – Legazpi City; Virac, Catanduanes; Naga City; Catarman, Northern Samar;

Intensity 3 – Bulusan, and Irosin, Sorsogon; Catbalogan City; and

Intensity 2 – Palo, Alangalang, Babatngon, Calubian and Dagami, Leyte.

The instrumental Intensities were:

Intensity 4 – Legazpi City;

Intensity 3 – Sipocot, Camarines Sur; Borongan City, Eastern Samar; Palo, Leyte; Irosin, Sorsogon;

Intensity 2 – Naval, Biliran; Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte; and

Intensity 1 – Lopez, Quezon; Casiguran, Aurora.

Engr. Raden Dimaano, head of Sorsogon Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (SPDRRMO) said no initial report of damages but they are monitoring the situation in the municipality of Prieto Diaz. 

“We are coordinating with all the barangays especially the coastal areas,” Dimaano said. SOVEREIGNPH

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