Leyte quake triggers brownout in 8 Visayas provinces

TACLOBAN CITY — A magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit Leyte on Thursday afternoon, triggering brownouts in eight provinces in the Visayas.

 

The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said the tremor affected its Maasin-Ormoc line located in Barangay Tongonon, Ormoc City, Leyte.

 

While the 138-kV line serves the provinces of Bohol and Leyte, the trip off affected other provinces in the Visayas because of the power interconnection.

 

Affected were Cebu, Bohol and other provinces in Eastern Visayas — Leyte, Southern Leyte, Samar, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar and Biliran.

 

Betty Martinez, NGCP spokesperson, said the trip off occurred followin…

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