1,300 aftershocks recorded in Central Visayas
Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Thursday that over 1,300 aftershocks have been recorded in Central Visayas, two days after the 7.2-magnitude earthquake shook the region.
Phivolcs Administrator Dr. Renato Solidum said that only 27 were felt out of the 1,328 aftershocks recorded.
He also clarified that the epicenter of the earthquake was north of Carmen in Bohol, not southeast of Carmen.
“After the hectic first day, we have to make sure that the people know that there will be no tsunami and that this event generated this strong event,” Solidum said.
“We moved the epicenter north of Carmen. We were able to get the raw data from our manned stations to Manila and with a very good aftershock monitoring station. Upon looking at the damages in the area, Carmen has suffered damages, but aftershocks are lining up north up. It is just simply moving it so that people will not be surprised that the aftershocks are lining up there,” he added.