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Light Earthquake Shakes Bohol

IJsselstein, Friday, 1 April 2005 (updated: Friday, 8 April 2005)

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   : 

        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

What readers think...

Guy wrote:
Tuesday, 27 September 2005 15:46:08 PHT
I have many experiences in Manila since my college and work when the strong earthquake shook Manila area. I was working in the higher building at Bel-air, Makati City. I quite worked on the web program and design in the shift night. I stared at the monitor and I feel confusing and sharing. I was scared but I didn't leave the office. Some employees ran out....I had prayed myself to God to be safing... Otherwise, I was young child studied in my elementary from my Loon place. We were the deaf pupils listened to our teacher lectured in the class. We had felt sharing in the classroom. We felt nervous to run out the garden.
Romel wrote:
Friday, 16 September 2005 06:21:12 PHT
I didn't know that there's a faultline in eastern Bohol. We're planning to visit the island next year and I hope those century-old churches in the island are not damaged.

Don't worry, the quake was slight and those churches are strong--Jeroen.

Joyax wrote:
Friday, 29 July 2005 04:17:13 PHT
I remembered it clearly too, it happened on the afternoon and we were having a nap on our bordinghouse ( Fairview D ) when it shakes !! yikes !! abi naku ug ang "new building" sa UB mahug-no..he..he..ginoo, nangig-kal bja gyud ang bakal sa "new Bldg" nga walay pagka human hangtud karun..
Agnes wrote:
Thursday, 19 May 2005 02:57:46 PHT
I experience earthquake 1990 in Luzon a lot of road are distroyed I can't travel going to my place Bohol I tranded almost one yr.
Rogelio barel wrote:
Friday, 29 April 2005 15:24:02 PHT
Me too, im working overtime at the time the quakes strike, me and our co-workers norwaegean also experince here in banilad cebu near crossing mandaue, i thoguht i was just too nervous coz i drink coffe a lot but when i stare at my monitor i feel shaking hmm, slight quake but makes me scared,huh thats normal thank to god i've didnt colapse ,

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