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3.1 magnitude quake shakes Cebu City

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By Chito Chavez

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said a 3.1-magnitude earthquake struck Cebu City and nearby areas today.

(Phivolcs / MANILA BULLETIN)

(Phivolcs / MANILA BULLETIN)

It was reported that the epicenter of the tectonic tremor was located at 11 kilometers south and 61 degrees east of Lapu-Lapu City.

Phivolcs noted that at about 8:03 a.m. the tremor was felt at Intensity 3 in Cebu City and Mandaue City, while Lapu-Lapu and the rest of Mactan Island experienced it at Intensity 2.

Most of the residents in Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu did not know about the tremor until it was reported by Phivolcs.

Based on the Phivolcs intensity scale, an Intensity 3 earthquake is slightly felt and usually only by people who are indoors.

No damage was reported in the affected areas as Phivolcs said no aftershocks are expected.

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