A magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit southwest of Jaro, Leyte at 4:03 p.m. on July 6, Thursday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). After the earthquake, Globe Telecom consumers in the area experienced mobile services disruption.

Here is a statement from Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto:

"Globe Telecom mobile services - voice, sms, data - are operating normally in majority of the areas hit by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake that struck Jaro, Leyte. The tremor, which resulted in loss of commercial power, initially disrupted services in some areas in Leyte. Globe was able to immediately restore services by utilizing generator sets in sites affected by the power loss. However, some areas in Tacloban City as well as Kawayan, Biliran, Liloan and  Thomas Oppus in Southern Leyte may experience poor mobile signal. The company’s technical teams are now closely monitoring the network to ensure normalization of operations in all sites."

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