Some news from the Philppines
AN INTENSITY 6 earthquake shook St. Bernard, Southern Leyte Thursday night, bringing back to residents the fear they felt in last year’s mudslide that buried nearly a thousand persons in Barangay Guinsaugon.That's the monument at Red Beach, where the famous photo of General Douglas MacArthur wading ashore was taken. My wife's family lives about ten minutes from Red Beach.
This time, there was no reported damage to infrastructure and agriculture, however.
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“There was no order of evacuation. We stayed consistently in contact with disaster coordinating councils in the towns and nothing is to worry about.
There is no damage and our experts reported no signs of a landslide,” Lloyd Abiera, a staff member of the Provincial Disaster Management Office in Maasin, told Sun.Star Cebu in a long-distance phone interview.
The magnitude was felt as far as Surigao City (intensity 4), Metro Cebu and Tacloban City (intensity 2) and Palo, Leyte (intensity 3).
Robinson Jorgio, a seismic observer of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvocs), said the movement of the Leyte segment of the Philippine Fault Line triggered the tectonic disturbance at 10:49 p.m., with the epicenter at St. Bernard.
“If we speak of intensity 6 it could trigger rock falls or boulders to roll from mountains,” he said.
But the disaster office in Maasin said that experts who surveyed cliffs considered as geologic hazards found no signs of a landslide.
My in-laws are on the islands of Leyte and Samar, mostly in the City of Tacloban. All are safe.
Life in the Philippines- Earthquakes, Coup attempts, Young ladies staring at you because of your blue eyes. I do love the country.
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