- A magnitude 6.5 earthquake shocked many Filipinos in the Visayas region
- The epicenter of the quake was traced to San Julian, Eastern Samar
- Many roads cracked, and the quake damaged some churches as well
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocked the Visayas region almost a day after a 6.1-magnitude quake rattled Luzon. KAMI learned that the epicenter of the most recent earthquake was in San Julian, Eastern Samar.
As reported by the ABS-CBN News (authors Kristine Sabillo and Dharel Placido), the PHIVOLCS said that the earthquake happened at around 1:37 p.m. on Tuesday. The PHIVOLCS raised it from magnitude 6.2 to magnitude 6.5 earthquake.
Intensity V was felt in Tacloban City, Catbalogan City in Samar, Gen. MacArthur, Salcedo, Guiuan in Eastern Samar, Naval in Biliran, Catarman in Northern Samar, Palo and Pastrana in Leyte.
Here are some of the footage while the people were evacuating their place and the aftermath of the earthquake:
In a report by the CNN Philippines, there was a power outage in some areas in Eastern Samar. However, the PHIVOLCS said that what happened was not a major earthquake but still a strong one.
As previously reported by KAMI, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolted Zambales. Intensity V was felt in Quezon City, Manila City, Pampanga, and other more areas.
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