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2 mild quakes jolt Siargao Island


By Mike Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY – Two mild tectonic earthquakes jolted Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte province early Friday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said.



However, the Surigao del Norte provincial disaster risk reduction and management council there reported no damage or injury.

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said a 3.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 2:42 a.m. on Friday (Jan. 4).

The epicenter was plotted 71 kilometers (km) northeast of Pacific Ocean facing town of Burgos, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte province.

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

Earlier, on the same day (Jan. 4), a magnitude 2.3 tremor was also registered at 1:21 a.m., Phivolcs also said in its bulletin

The epicenter was traced only 30 km southeast of nearby town of General Luna of that same island and province, it said.

The earthquake had also a depth of only 10 km, Phivolcs said.

The two tremors were tectonic in origin and no tsunami alert or aftershock was raised by the state agency.

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