5 quakes rock Bohol in 6 days, says Phivolcs

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5 quakes rock Bohol in 6 days, says Phivolcs

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Five earthquakes jolted Bohol in a span of six days starting October 2 when three tremors hit various areas in the province in a single night, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

Based on a data from Phivolcs, the last quake that shook the island province was recorded on October 7 with a magnitude of 2.4.

It hit near the town of Batuan at 7:08 a.m., Phivolcs said.

On October 5, a 2.2-magnitude tremor which hit near Sagbayan shook several parts of the province at 7:01 a.m.

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The most number of earthquakes in a single day in a Bohol during recent weeks were recorded on October 2.

Three quakes jolted the province occurring successively in three locations in Bohol.

The first was a magnitude 2.1 ground shaking with epicenter at three kilometers north by 49 degrees from east of Cortes at 8:30 p.m., and had depth of 33 kilometers.

Another one, a magnitude 2.3 quake, followed at 8:50 p.m. at four kilometers south by 72 degrees east of Sagbayan and had depth of one kilometer.

The third was a magnitude 3.7 which Phivolcs recorded at 8:56 p.m. Its epicenter was traced at four kilometers south from west of Antequera at 77 degrees by direction and had depth of seven kilometers.

The quakes recorded on October 2 made the total of 12 earthquakes recorded in Bohol since September 1. (RT)

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