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Quake hits Baguio; Phivolcs allays fears of damage

November 16, 2012 9:54am

An Intensity III quake rocked Baguio City and the Benguet area Friday morning, but state seismologists allayed fears of damage caused by the tremor.
 
Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology seismologist Winchell Sevilla said their initial reports indicate little chance of damage from the quake.
 
"Naramdaman sa Baguio, Intensity III. Sa ganito medyo mahina," Sevilla said in an interview on dzBB radio.
 
When asked if the quake could trigger landslides in the area, Sevilla said there is a possibility but the landslides would be small.
 
"Posible magdulot ng maliit," he said.
 
Phivolcs' initial bulletin indicated the quake was recorded at 9:18 a.m., at magnitude 4.0.

It said the epicenter was at 4 km southwest of Tuba in Benguet province, with depth of  21 km.
 
No damage or aftershock is likely from the quake, Phivolcs said.
 
On Nov. 6, another Intensity III quake jolted Baguio City. — with Shaira Panela/RSJ, GMA News
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