Earthquake Magnitude 4.7 hits Bohol, Cebu. 30 March 2015

Parts of Cebu shake at about 10am March 30th, 2015

An earthquake 9:47 a.m today shook parts of Cebu.


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As the ground began to shake for a few seconds, many people near the waters edge were seen to be looking at the water, no doubt with thoughts of “Tsunami” on their minds, but they soon looked away again as there was no movement on the water.

The earthquake was at a depth of 3 kilometers, and was located 8 km south-east of Buenavista, Bohol.

Intensity 5:

San Miguel, Bohol,

Intensity 4:

Lapu-Lapu City and Buenavista, Bohol.

Intensity 3:

Cebu City, Bacolod City, Bogo City, Tagbilaran City and Iloilo City.

Intensity 1:

Pres. Roxas, Capiz

No damage and aftershocks are expected from this earthquake.

Philippine Institute Of Volcanology And Seismology
Earthquake Information March 30 2015

Date/Time                    : 30 Mar 2015 – 09:47:47 AM
Location                       : 10.05°N, 124.18°E – 008 km S 69° E of Buenavista (Bohol)
Depth of Focus (Km)     : 003
Origin                           : TECTONIC
Magnitude                   : Ms 4.7

Philippine Earthquakes of similar or larger magnitude during March 2015 have been:

Date Magnitude Location
27 March 2015 4.9 110 km South 33° East of Governor Generoso (Davao Oriental)
15 March 2015 4.8 250 km South 35° East of Sarangani (Davao Ocidental)
30 March 2015 4.7 8 km South 69° East of Buenavista (Bohol)
8 March 2015 4.7 46 km North 85° East of Legaspi City
8 March 2015 4.7 53 km South 68° East of Sarangani (Davao Occidental)
1 March 2015 4.7 107 km South 23° East of Sarangani (Davao Occidental)
1 : 97 : 2,200,756


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