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    Quake continues to jolt Philippines

    A magnitude 3.1 earthquake has again jolted the province of Bohol in Central Philippines on Friday before noon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) announced.
    In its bulletin, the agency said the tremor occurred at 11:45 a.m. with its epicenter traced 71 kilometers northeast of the capital city of Tagbilaran.
    Intensity 3, on the other hand, was recorded in the cities of Mandaue and Cebu, while Lapu-Lapu City felt the quake at Intensity 2.
    Phivolcs described an Intensity 3 earthquake as weak, but it is felt by many people indoors, especially those in upper floors of buildings.
    Phivolcs further noted that a vibration like the “passing of a light truck” would be felt, while water containers oscillate and hanging objects swing moderately.
    It said the temblor had a shallow depth of two kilometers.
    Despite of the felt intensity, the agency noted that there was no casualty or damage reported from the quake.
    Phivolcs further noted that aftershocks were not expected as well.
    It can be recalled that the cities of Bohol and Cebu were hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in October last year.
    After the earthquake, more than 1,000 aftershocks were recorded by Phivolcs.
    Meanwhile, the Daily Postal newspaper in the United States also reported that another super typhoon named “Agaton” will hit the Philippines on January 16-17, 2014.
    A photo of a possible strong typhoon that is forming in the Pacific Ocean has been circulating on social media.
    According to the rumor, the Philippine islands may possibly be hit by the strong cyclone, specifically hitting the Visayas or Southern Luzon regions.
    The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) hasn’t confirmed any of this news.
    The Philippines was hit by the devastating killer typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) on November 8, 2013.
    Image of the typhoon is being shared online.

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