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3.9 magnitude quake jolts Agusan del Norte


By Mike Crismundo 

A 3.9 magnitude earthquake jolted Agusan del Norte town at dawn on Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the earthquake was recorded at 2:30 a.m. and its epicenter was located only 3 kilometers (km) away southeast from the town proper of Jabonga, Agusan del Norte province.



The earthquake had a depth of 10 km, it said.

The earthquake was tectonic in origin and there was no report of any damage or injury, Phivolcs said.

On Tuesday (Jan. 2), a 4.4 magnitude tremor was also registered at 8:04 p.m.

The epicenter was plotted 115 km southeast of Governor Generoso town, Davao Oriental province, with a depth of 62 km, the state agency said.

On the same day (Jan 2), a magnitude 4.1 earthquake was also recorded at 8:55 p.m. and its epicenter was traced 90 km southeast of nearby Tarragona town of that same province, with a depth of 71 km, it said.

The two tectonic earthquakes did not inflict any damage or injury, it said.

No aftershock is expected, the state agency added.

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