Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS) has reported an earthquake with intensity no. 3 in Agusan del Sur this noon around 12:23pm, October 10, 2016.
The report has mentioned a depth of 14 km with the location of 08.35°N, 125.96°E – 5 km S 55° W of Rosario (Agusan Del Sur). For more details and updates, check their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PHIVOLCS or their Twitter updates @philvocs_dost.
Magnitude 3.1 earthquake is often felt but only causes minor damage. According to Richter magnitude scale, with this intensity, shaking of indoor objects are noticeable but rarely causes damages to buildings.
Despite of this minor intensity level of earthquake, let’s all be aware of the safety measures when major earthquake comes.
- Stay calm.
- If you’re inside a building, stand against a wall near the center of the building, or move and crawl under a heavy furniture e.g. table. Please be reminded to stay away from windows and doors. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS or you might get stuck.
- If you are outside, stay away from buildings. Stay in an open area which away posts/power lines or anything that might fall.
Be safe always!