Earthquake in the Philippines, August 25, 2011 | 4.5-magnitude quake jolts Panay

A tectonic earthquake which registered a Richter Scale reading of magnitude 4.5 struck Panay Thursday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

The red dot marks the epicenter of the August 25, 2011 Panay earthquake | Source: Phivolcs

According to Phivolcs, the quake centered at San Jose de Buenavista, Antique and has a depth of 16 kilometers.

The temblor was felt at the following intensities in the following areas:

Intensity IV - Valderrama, Antique

Intensity III - San Jose de Buenavista, Hamtic, Barbaza, Sebaste, Sibalom, Pandan, Culasi & Libertad Antique; Iloilo City

Intensity II - Bingawan, New Lucena, Oton, Leon, (Iloilo); Lezo, New Washington, Kalibo & Malay, (Aklan)

The were no immediate reports of damage to property or casualities from the quake.

Meanwhile, here are the Phivolcs description of the intensities above :

Intensity IV (Moderately Strong) - Felt generally by people indoors and by some people outdoors. Light sleepers are awakened. Vibration is felt like a passing of heavy truck. Hanging objects swing considerably. Dinner, plates, glasses, windows and doors rattle. Floors and walls of wood framed buildings creak. Standing motor cars may rock slightly. Liquids in containers are slightly disturbed. Water in containers oscillate strongly. Rumbling sound may sometimes be heard.

Intensity III (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.

Intensity II (Slightly Felt)
- Felt by few individuals at rest indoors. Hanging objects swing slightly. Still Water in containers oscillates noticeably.

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