Magnitude-5 quake hits Guimaras, aftershocks expected

A magnitude-5 quake hit the Guimaras area Sunday night even as state seismologists warned of possible aftershocks.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake was recorded at 9:08 p.m. and was tectonic in origin.

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In an updated bulletin, Phivolcs said the epicenter of the quake was traced to 25 km southwest of Nueva Valencia in Guimaras.

Phivolcs said the quake was felt at:

Intensity III: Sipalay, Negros Occidental Intensity II: Iloilo City

Also read: 'Pablo' deadliest catastrophe in the world in 2012

While no damage was expected, Phivolcs said aftershocks are possible. —KG, GMA News

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