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6.5 magnitude earthquake struck Leyte, Photos,VIDEOS

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit the province of Leyte on Thursday afternoon, July 6. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology(Philvolcs) said the quake struck at Jaro, Leyte at 4:03PM.

Brownout was reported in the entire Eastern Visayas and Bohol as well as parts of Cebu. There are several injuries and destruction of buildings in Ormoc Leyte and Jaro. The 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook Central Visayas including Cebu City which cause panic to people. 

The quake struck 8km Southwest of the town of Jaro at a depth of 2km beneath the island, at 4:30p.m. 

It was felt the intensity in the ff. areas:
 Intensity 5:  Palo, Leyte, Tacloban City, Ormoc City, Cebu City.

Intensity 4 - Catbalogan City; Cabucgayan and Naval, Biliran; Tolosa and Bato, Leyte; Hinunangan, Southern Leyte; Sagay City, Negros Occidental; Burgos, Surigao del Norte 

Intensity 3 - Bogo City and Talisay, Cebu; Roxas City; Iloilo City; Bacolod City; Inopacan, Leyte; Sogod, Southern Leyte; Calatrava, Negros Occidental; Tagbilaran City; Jagna, Bohol 

Intensity 2 - Libjo, San Jose, Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands; Sorsogon City; Lapu-lapu City; San Juan, Southern Leyte; Javier, Leyte 

Intensity 1 - La Carlota City, Negros Occidental; Catarman, Northern Samar

At least two reported killed and several are injured in the 6.5 magnitude earthquake aftermath.

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