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Magnitude 5.5 quake jolts Surigao del Sur

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By MB Online

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck Surigao del Sur at 4:42 a.m. Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

(PHIVOLCS/ MANILA BULLETIN)

(PHIVOLCS/ MANILA BULLETIN)

The earthquake was tectonic in origin and its epicenter traced nine kilometers (kms) southeast of Carrascal, Surigao del Sur.

The tremor was felt as a strong shaking at Intensity 5 in Carrascal, Surigao Del Sur; and Butuan City.

Meanwhile, it was moderately strong” at Intensity 4 in Surigao City; Tandag City; Gingoog City and Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental; Tandag City; and Talacogon, Agusan Del Sur.

It was felt as a weak tremor at Intensity 3 in Cagwait, Surigao Del Sur; Balingoan, Salay, Balingasag, Jasaan and Villanueva, Misamis Oriental; and Cagayan De Oro City.

Mambajao, Camiguin felt the quake as a “slight” shaking at Intensity 2.

The quake which had a depth of 5 km, meanwhile, was felt under the following instrumental intensities:

Intensity IV- Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental
Intensity II – Cebu City; Borongan City
Intensity I – Bislig City; Cagayan de Oro City

The 5.5-magnitude quake was followed by aftershocks measuring 3.8-magnitude and 1.9-magnitude at 5:15 a.m. and 1:07 p.m., respectively, but both aftershocks were unfelt. (with a report from Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz)

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