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2 mild quakes shake Agusan del Norte town

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By Mike Crismundo

Two tectonic earthquakes jolted Jabonga town in Agusan del Norte province on Thursday morning, July 6, 2017, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

An earthquake that struck Peru December 2, 2016 lasted about 30 seconds (AFP Photo/PEDRO PARDO) / MANILA BULLETIN

(AFP Photo/PEDRO PARDO / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said a 3.5 magnitude earthquake was registered at 6:14 a.m. on Thursday and its epicenter was plotted 35 kilometers (km.) northwest of Jabonga town, Agusan del Norte province.

The tremor had a depth of only 6 km, Phivolcs said.

At 7:57 a.m. on the same day (July 6), a 2.7 magnitude tremor was also recorded and its epicenter was traced 24 km northwest of Jabonga town of this same province, with a depth of 28 km, Phivolcs said.

No aftershock was raised by the agency.

The Agusan del Norte provincial disaster risk reduction and management council here reported no damage or injury.

On the same day (July 6), a 2.0 magnitude tremor was also recorded at 3:25 a.m. and its epicenter was traced only 3 km. southeast of Bayabas town, Surigao del Sur, with a depth of 27 km., Phivolcs added.

 

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