Watch: Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Strikes Leyte (Photos and Videos)

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Leyte at 4:03pm on Thursday, July 6, 2017.

According to The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology or Phivolcs, the epicenter was at 11.11°N, 124.69°E – 013 km S 48° W of Jaro in Leyte. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth 2 kms.

Intensity 6: Jaro and Kananga, Leyte

Intensity 5: Palo, Leyte; Tacloban City; Cebu City; Mandaue City; Ormoc City

Intensity 4:  Catbalogan City; Cabucgayan and Naval, Biliran; Tolosa and Bato, Leyte Hinunangan, Southern Leyte; Sagay City, Negros Occidental; Burgos, Surigao del Norte;

Intensity 3: Bogo City and Talisay, Cebu; Roxas City; Iloilo City; Bacolod City; Inopacan, Leyte; Sogod, Southern Leyte; Calatrava, Negros Occidental; Tagbilaran City; Jagna, Bohol

Intensity 2: Libjo, San Jose, Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands; Sorsogon City; Lapu-lapu City; San Juan, Southern Leyte; Javier, Leyte

Intensity 1: La Carlota City, Negros Occidental; Catarman, Northern Samar

Possible aftershocks and damages are expected.

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