EARTHQUAKE: 4.2 Magnitude Quake Recorded in Bohol

EARTHQUAKE: 4.2 Magnitude Quake Recorded in Bohol


Sandy Ghaz


October 13, 2021



Bohol Hit by Earthquake with 4.2 Magnitude

EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.2 magnitude quake in Bohol, October 12, 2021.

Most of the time, quakes hit with no prior signs. Recently, several places in and out of the Philippines were shaken by quakes of different magnitudes.

One of the strong quakes recorded by Phivolcs is the

7.1 magnitude quake in Davao Oriental

. There were expected aftershocks due to the said quake and a

tsunami advisory was released


Previously, in April 22, Phivolcs recorded a quake in a part of Zambales. It had a magnitude of 6.1. Strong shaking was felt leaving people fearing about the so-called “

Big One

“. But the agency advises the people to wait for factual information and not to panic.


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Recently, a quake has hit a part of Bohol, October 12, 2021. At 11:16 p.m., Sagbayan was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2.


According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Bohol was located at 09.86°North, 124.09°East – 005 km South 02° East of Sagbayan with a depth of origin of 004 kilometers.


stated in its bulletin that there are damages expected of the said quake but there may be no aftershocks. The following intensity were reportedly felt in these areas:

  • Intensity IV

    • Sagbayan, Catigbian, Inabanga, Tubigon, Calape and Bilar, Bohol

  • Intensity III

    • Sikatuna, Loon and Loay, Bohol

  • Intensity II

    • Tagbilaran City and Duero, Bohol

  • Intensity I

    • Lapu- Lapu City, Cebu

Keep safe everyone. Rest assured we will keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.

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