2 Earthquakes hit Quezon island town


LUCENA CITY, QUEZON, Philippines – Two successive earthquakes of tectonic origin were recorded in the island town of Jomalig in Quezon province early Tuesday night, July 2. The Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said a magnitude of 4.2 earthquake was logged 55 kilometers northeast at 7:32 p.m. with a 10-km depth of focus. A slightly mild earthquake with a magnitude of 3.5 was also recorded in the island at 7:23 p.m. The tremor hit 61-km northeast of the municipality with depth of 24 kilometer. The Phivolcs said they were not expecting damage or aftershocks from the two earthquakes. Jomalig is located at the eastern part of the Polilio island group in northern Quezon facing the Pacific Ocean. It is the smallest and farthest island municipality of the province.​