Earthquake strikes Visayas and Mindanao

A magnitude 6.9 #earthquake shook the Visayas region (near Negros-Cebu), which also reached Mindanao at around 11:49AM Monday.

Refer to the map below for the epicenter of the quake, the island of Cebu, in Alegria town.

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The following intensities were felt in the following areas:

Intensity VII – Dumaguete City
Intensity VI – La Carlota City and La Castellana, Negros Occidental
Intensity V – Roxas City; Dao and Ivisan, Capiz; Iloilo City
Intensity IV – San Jose de Buenavista and Pandan Antique; Ayungon, Negros Oriental; Kalibo, Aklan; Sagay, Negros Occidental; Dipolog City
Intensity III – Butuan City, Agusan del Norte; Legaspi City, Albay; Carmen, Cagayan de Oro
Intensity II – Cabid-an, Sorsogon

Phivolcs raised a tsunami alert level 2 in the east coast of Negros and west coast of Cebu. Please pray for all our affected kababayans.

Update Tsunami alerts in the Philippines are now canceled after an extended observation period of two hours. The death toll climbed to 7 this afternoon.