Sulu shocked by 4.8-magnitude tremor

Published July 25, 2020, 8:19 AM

by Mike Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY – A 4.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Sulu province on Friday night, July 24, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the tremor was recorded at 8:46 p.m., with the epicenter plotted 278 kilometers (kms) southeast of Banguingui (Tongkil), Sulu province.

The tremor had a depth of 599 kms, Phivolcs said.

The earthquake was tectonic in origin, and no aftershock or tsunami alert was raised by the agency.

The office of the Zamboanga Peninsula Office of Civil Defense (OCD-9) and provincial disaster risk reduction and management council there reported no damage or injury. 

 
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