Earthquake Iloilo: Magnitude 6.6 earthquake rattles Masbate, Philippines

August 18, 2020: A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.6 has been recorded in Masbate at 08:03 am today, the Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) confirmed.

The earthquake was tectonic in origin and occurred at 21 km depth.

The highest intensity of MMI VII has been reported from Cataingan, Masbate.

Instrumental Intensities as recorded by PHIVOLCS

Intensity V - Masbate City, Masbate

Intensity IV - Palo, Leyte; City of Iloilo; City of Roxas, Capiz; Naval, Biliran;

Intensity III - City of Bago, Negros Occidental; Malinao, Aklan; Pandan, Antique; Jamindan, Capiz; Ormoc City

Intensity II - Gumaca, Quezon; San Jose de Buenavista, Antique; City of Sipalay, Negros Occidental; Valderrama, Antique; Sipocot, Camarines Sur; Talibon, Bohol; San Francisco, Cebu

Intensity I - Malay, Aklan; City of Gingoog, Misamis Oriental


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