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Magnitude 5 earthquake shakes Surigao del Norte

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 13, 2020
A magnitude 5 earthquake rocked Surigao del Norte, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
Surigao del Norte
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It said the quake occurred at about 3:21 a.m. 21 kilometers northeast of Dapa, Surigao del Norte.

Topics: Earthquake

With a depth of 55 kms, Phivolcs chief Renato Solidum told The Manila Times that the quake was tectonic in origin.

Intensity 4 was reported in General Luna, Burgos and Socorro in Surigao Del Norte and San Jose, Dinagat Islands while Intensity 3 was recorded in Surigao City and Dapa, Surigao Del Norte.

Solidum said Intensity 2 was reported in Carrascal and Tubod also in Surigao Del Sur and Loreto, Dinagat Islands.

Meanwhile, instrumental intensities were recorded in Surigao City (Intensity 3) and Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental (Intensity 1).

No damage has been reported but aftershocks are expected, he said.