Sorsogon was rocked by a 5.4 magnitude quake late Monday night, the Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The quake’s epicenter was located at 37 kilometers northeast of Prieto Diaz town in Sorsogon.

The tectonic quake struck at 10:37:23 PM at a depth of 77 kilometers.

Phivolcs said Intensity V was felt in Sorsogon City, Intensity IV in Legazpi City; Virac, Catanduanes; Naga City; Catarman, Northern Samar. Intensity III was recorded in Bulusan, and Irosin, Sorsogon and Catbalogan City, Samar. Intensity II was recorded in Palo, Alangalang, Babatngon, Calubian and Dagami in Leyte

Instrumental Intensities were recorded in the following areas:

  • Intensity IV – Legazpi City
  • Intensity III – Sipocot, Camarines Sur; Borongan City, Eastern Samar; Palo, Leyte; Irosin, Sorsogon
  • Intensity II – Naval, Biliran; Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte
  • Intensity I – Lopez, Quezon; Casiguran, Aurora

The state quake agency said aftershocks are to be expected. No damage to property has been reported. Rommel F. Lopez