Leyte quake not a ‘major’ one, says Phivolcs

The 6.5-magnitude quake that hit Jaro, Leyte Thursday afternoon may not be considered as a “major earthquake,” Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Director Renato Solidum Jr. said.

 

“Well,kung sacategory,hindi pa ‘yanmajor earthquake (According to the category, it’s not a major earthquake),” Solidum said in a radio interview over DZMM.

 

“Maaalala niyo noongFebruary 10, [magnitude] 6.5 ‘yung saSurigao del Norte. Soitong[magnitude] 6.5, well, a strong earthquake,pero sa mgarural areas,hindi talaga ‘yandamaging.Pero kung ‘yan ay ilagay saMetro Manilaay marami po ang epekto,” said the Phivolcs chief.

 

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