Magnitude 4 quake jolts Negros Occidental

Posted at 11/14/2012 7:20 AM | Updated as of 11/14/2012 7:45 AM

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.