Light Earthquake Shakes Bohol

IJsselstein, Friday, 8 April 2005 04:39:40

On March 31 2005, at 8:25 PM, a magnitude 4.9 earthquake was observed in Bohol. The quake was felt throughout the province, but caused no damage or casualities.

The following information can be found on the website of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology:

Date/Time              : 31 Mar 2005 - 08:25 PM  
Location               : 09.64N,124.27E - 46 kms. 
                         S 90 E of TAGBILARAN CITY  
Depth of Focus (Kms)   : 010.9 (Shallow)  
Possible Source        : EAST BOHOL FAULT  
Origin                 : Tectonic  
Magnitude (Ms)         : 4.9  

Reported Intensities   : 

        20050331T1225-M48D011i 
        Sierra Bollones, Bohol - Intensity V 
        Jagna, Bohol - Intensity IV 
        Duero, Bohol - Intensity IV 
        Ubay, Bohol - Intensity IV 
        Mambajao, Camiquin; Mandaue City - Intensity IV 
        Tagbilaran City - Intensity III 
        Bilar, Bohol - Intensity III 
        Tubigon, Bohol - Intensity III 
        Cagayan de Oro City; Corella, Bohol - Intensity III 
        Lapu-lapu City - Intensity II 
        Dumaguete City - Intensity I 

        Expecting Damage      : NO  
        Expecting Aftershocks : NO  

Further information can also be found on the U.S. Geological Survey website. Note the different values for various statistics, such as the depth of the quake.

Thanks to Wolfgang Werner for bringing this to my attention.

Jeroen Hellingman