By Christian Dee

MANILA, Philippines – According to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, a 5.9 magnitude quake jolts Mapanas town in Northern Samar this Friday, December 9, at 2:33 in the afternoon.

The shaking was located in the Northeast part of the said town with 38-kilometer depth of focus as reported through the Earthquake Information released by PAGASA.

Based on the said information, there is no expecting damages from the quake but possible aftershocks are expected.

Following are the reported intensities:

Instrumental Intensities:

Intensity III – Mapanas and Palapag, Northern Samar

Intensity II – Rosario and San Roque, Northern Samar; Prieto Diaz and Bulusan, Sorsogon

Intensity I – Legazpi City and Tabaco, Albay; Mercedes and Daet, Camarines Norte; Pili, Camarines Sur; Hernani and Can-Avid, Eastern Samar; Hilongos, Dulag, Kananga, Abuyog, Alangalang and Baybay, Leyte

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