On the news, 8 people mostly children were reported injured after a 5.2 magnitude earthquake jolted Masbate city early Tuesday morning March 6, 2012.
According to reports, the quake was felt at intensity 6 in Masbate, intensity 4 in Irosin, Cabid-an and Sorsogon City, and intensity 2 in Legazpi, the quake struck parts of the Bicol region at 7:06 a.m. on Tuesday, The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.
.The quake was followed by a magnitude-3.5 aftershock at 7:13 a.m., seven minutes after the quake, Phivolcs said. The aftershock which was traced to 6 km northwest of Masbate City was felt at intensity 5 in Masbate City and intensity 2 in Roxas City.
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The earthquake has a depth of 23km and was felt at the following intensities in the following areas, Intensity VI - Masbate City; Intensity IV - Irosin, Sorsogon; Cabid-an, Sorsogon City; Roxas City;
Intensity III - Sigma, Capiz; Catarman and Capul Island, Northern Samar; Almagro and Tagapul-an, Western Samar; Intensity II - Iloilo City; Legaspi City; and Intensity I- Kalibo and Numancia, Aklan.
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