3.5 quake hits Burias Island

A 3.5 magnitude earthquake struck off Burias Island in Masbate at 2:35 a.m. Monday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

The tectonic quake hit 28 kilometers southwest of San Pascual town at a shallow depth of 13 kilometers.

It was felt at intensity 3 in San Pascual.

The Philippines sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where continental plates collide causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

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