A 3.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Cagayan de Oro City on Wednesday evening, August 19, 2015, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.
|Epicenter of Wednesday's earthquake in Cagayan de Oro|
Weak - Felt by many people indoors especially in upper floors of buildings. Vibration is felt like one passing of a light truck. Dizziness and nausea are experienced by some people. Hanging objects swing moderately. Still water in containers oscillates moderately.Phivolcs added that no damage nor aftershocks are to be expected from the quake based on historical data.
The Philippine Archipelago is part of the Ring of Fire, a vast area in the Pacific Ocean where continental plates collide causing frequent earthquakes. It had been reported that about 20 quakes strike the country each day but most of them are too weak to be felt. FULL STORY...