Breaking News: 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Masarayao, Kananga, Leyte (July 6, 2017)


The United States Geological Service (USGS) confirmed that a 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake hits Masarayao, Kananga, Leyte today at around 04:03 PM (Local Time), July 6, 2017.


According to USGS initial report the epicenter was located at around 3 kilometer North Northeast (NNE) of Masarayao, Philippines with a depth of 6.5 kilometers.

The USGS also released the list of nearby places affected by the latest earthquake that hits the Philippines today.


Nearby Places:

Direction data (below) indicate the position of the event relative to the place.
Masarayao, Philippines

3.2 km (2.0 mi) NNE----------Population: 2,085
Ormoc, Philippines
12.3 km (7.6 mi) NNE-----------Population: 191,200
Carigara, Philippines
21.0 km (13.0 mi) SSW ------------ Population: 17,495
Palompon, Philippines
28.1 km (17.5 mi) ENE---------------Population: 12,087
Cebu City, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) release an official statement yet, regarding the 6.5 Leyte Earthquake as they reported also the intensities recorded in various parts of the Philippines.

Intensity V - Tacloban City; Palo, Leyte; Cebu City
Intensity IV - Tolosa, Leyte; Sagay City, Negros Occidental; Burgos, Surigao del Norte
Intensity III - Bogo City, Cebu; Calatrava, Negros Occidental
Intensity II - Libjo, San Jose, Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands
Intensity I - Roxas City; La Carlota City; Neg. Occ.


Note: This is a developing story



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