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3 quakes jolt Siargao Island


By Mike Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY – Three mild tectonic earthquakes hit the island of Siargao in Surigao del Norte province, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said a magnitude of 2.6 earthquake was registered at 6:57 a.m. on Monday.

The epicenter was plotted only 11 kilometers (km) northeast from the surfing capital of General Luna town, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte province, with a depth of only 13 km, it said.

Earlier, at 1:44 a.m. of the same day, a 2.4 magnitude tremor was also recorded and its epicenter was traced 16 km southeast of that same town and island, with a shallow depth of only 4 km, the state agency said.

On Sunday (Nov. 25), a magnitude 3.7 earthquake was registered at 11:10 p.m. and its epicenter was located 92 km northeast in nearby town of Burgos of that same island, with a shallow depth of only 1 km, it also said.

Phivolcs added that no aftershock was reported and no Tsunami alert was raised after the three tremors that struck the Pacific Ocean facing island of Surigao del Norte province in Northeastern Mindanao or Caraga region.

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