- The province of Masbate was rocked by a strong earthquake on Tuesday, August 18
- PHIVOLCS said that the powerful catastrophe that hit the said place had a magnitude of 6.6
- A day after the said quake occurred, residents noticed a huge sinkhole near the shores of barangay Casabangan
- A lot of netizens were alarmed after seeing the viral photos of the said coastal sinkhole
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Residents of barangay Casabangan in Masbate were able to spot a large sinkhole after the province was hit by a powerful earthquake on Tuesday morning.
KAMI learned that the sinkhole was seen near the shores of the said barangay following the magnitude 6.6 quake in Cataingan, Masbate that destroyed many establishments.
Several viral photos were shared on Facebook by the Philippine Information Agency (Region 5) just a day after the province was jolted by the said catastrophe.
Through the caption of the said post, it was revealed that the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) and other agencies concerned are set to conduct an investigation about the said sea sinkhole.
Many netizens were alarmed after seeing the much-talked-about pictures of what the residents found out near the shores.
Here are some of their comments:
“Hindi naman yan delikado pero mag ingat pa rin. Akala ko sa land lang ang sinkhole.”
“Parang umangat yung seabed.”
“Wag po sana mapahamak ang mga residente diyan, Paginoon namin!”
“Yung sinasabi na sinkhole is yung spot na may brown discoloration sa tubig dagat na nasa photos.”
“Ang creepy! Jusko!”
“Lord, sana wala pong malagay sa peligro. Kayo na po ang bahala sa amin.”
“After earthquake, ngayon sinkhole naman. 2020 is really testing us.”
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Earthquakes often occur in the Philippines because it is one of the countries that lie along the “Pacific Ring of Fire.
On the morning of August 18, a magnitude 6.6. quake hit Cataingan, Masbate. A retired police was confirmed dead because of the catastrophe.
After the said powerful earthquake, two more strong quakes were recorded yesterday afternoon. One was magnitude 4.2 while the other was magnitude 3.8.
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