3.1-magnitude tremor shakes Cebu

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CEBU CITY — A 3.1-magnitude earthquake shook Cebu City and nearby areas at 8:03 a.m. Friday, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

The Phivolcs said the epicenter of the tectonic tremor was located at 11 kilometers south and 61 degrees east of Lapu-Lapu City.

The quake was felt at Intensity 3 in Cebu City and Mandaue City, while Lapu-Lapu and the rest of Mactan Island experienced it at Intensity 2.

Most of the residents in Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu did not know about the tremor until it was reported by Phivolcs.

According to the Phivolcs intensity scale, an Intensity 3 quake is slightly felt and usually only by people who are indoors.

No damage has been reported anywhere from the three citites, and Phivolcs said no aftershocks are expected.

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