Magnitude 4.1 earthquake jolts Guiuan, Eastern Samar amid COVID-19 crisis

Magnitude 4.1 earthquake jolts Guiuan, Eastern Samar amid COVID-19 crisis

- A 4.1-magnitude quake was felt in Guiuan, Eastern Samar on July 19, 2020

- The said phenomenon happened amid the novel coronavirus disease pandemic

- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology immediately confirmed the information through a social media post

- As of this writing, it is still undisclosed if there are injuries brought about by the said earthquake

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A magnitude 4.1 earthquake rocked the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar on Sunday, July 19, 2020.

KAMI learned that the said phenomenon hit at around 5:46 in the afternoon, based on the social media post of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).

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As reported by The Philippine Star a few hours ago, no aftershocks are expected to happen.

It is still not disclosed if there are injuries caused by the earthquake. There are also no reports yet if some establishments were damaged.

The said incident happened in the midst of the novel coronavirus disease pandemic that has been wreaking havoc in the country.

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Magnitude 4.1 earthquake jolts Guiuan, Eastern Samar amid COVID-19 crisis

Earthquake jolts Guiuan, Eastern Samar (Photo from Google Images)
Source: UGC

The Philippines is one of the countries that lies along the Pacific Ring of Fire, which causes it to experience frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

Just three months ago, Central Visayas was jolted by 4 earthquakes within 30 minutes. The strongest recorded by PHIVOLCS was magnitude 4.4 in the northern part of Maria, Siquijor.

An undersea earthquake was also felt in Lubang, Occidental Mindoro and some parts of Metro Manila on May 10 this year.

In other parts of the world, Russia was rocked by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake amid the serious problem that it is facing with regards to COVID-19 crisis.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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