Magnitude 4.5 quake hits Bohol

November 21, 2013 11:02 AM

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MANILA, Philippines - A magnitude 4.5 earthquake hit Bohol on Thursday more than a month after a powerful, deadly tremor jolted the province.

The Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake, which was tectonic in origin, occurred at 5:37 a.m. 52 kilometers northeast of Tagbilaran City, the provincial capital.

Phivolcs said Intensity IV was felt in Mandaue City while Intensity II was experienced in Cebu City.

The agency said no damage and aftershocks are expected following the quake.

It also did not indicate if the tremor was an aftershock of the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that rattled Central Visayas on October 15.

The epicenter of the powerful earthquake last month was traced at Sagbayan town, Bohol. It killed over 200 people and destroyed structures and even centuries-old churches.

More than 3,000 aftershocks have been recorded following the deadly quake, according to Phivolcs.


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