Eastern Samar gets shaken by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake

Eastern Samar gets shaken by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake

- 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

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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.

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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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