TACLOBAN CITY– Earthquakes were felt in Leyte on Wednesday night with no damages or aftershocks reported by local authorities.

The center of these tremors was the town of Capoocan wherein its disaster risk reduction management office conducted its inspection of the different schools to check their conditions.

As of morning, no school or classroom in the town reported to have sustained damage due to the jolts, the office said.

The first quake to strike the town was about 10:38 pm with a magnitude of 4.5.
It was felt in the towns of Kananga, Carigara, and Capoocan at Intensity IV; Ormoc City, Tunga, Jaro, Barugo, San Miguel, and Leyte town at Intensity III; Matag-ob, Villaba, Calubian, San Isidro, Tabango, Palompon, and Merida, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The series of quakes was again felt in Capoocan at about 11:18 pm with a magnitude of 2.9 followed by a 2.7 magnitude that struck at 11: 21 pm.

Meantime, a 3.0 magnitude was also hit in the historic town of Homonhon town, Guiuan, Eastern Samar at about 6:21 am on Thursday (Sept.7).

The Phivolcs said that it does not expect any damages or aftershocks due to the tremor. (JOEY A. GABIETA)