Magnitude 4 quake jolts Negros Occidental
MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 4 earthquake struck Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental before dawn on Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
Phivolcs said the earthquake occurred at 2:52 a.m. Its epicenter was located 3 kilometers southeast of Hinoba-an town.
Intensity IV (moderately strong) was felt in Hinoba-an, while Intensity III (weak) was felt in Sipalay, Negros Occidental and Bayawan, Negros Oriental.
The earthquake was tectonic in origin which means it was caused by the movement of a local fault. It had a depth of 50 kilometers.
Phivolcs said aftershocks are not expected from the earthquake.