Tectonic quakes shake Surigao del Sur, Zamboanga del Sur

Published August 7, 2018, 9:53 AM

by Patrick Garcia

By Mike Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY – Two mild tectonic earthquakes shook Surigao del Sur and Zamboanga del Sur provinces Tuesday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

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However, the two tremors did not cause any damage or injury, the state agency said

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said a 3.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 6:31 a.m. Tuesday with the epicenter plotted only 6 kilometers (km) away from the town proper of Cortes, Surigao del Sur province, it said. The epicenter had a depth of 52 km.

Earlier, a 4.4 magnitude tremor was also registered at 6:18 a.m., also on Tuesday morning, Phivolcs said.

The epicenter was traced 26 km southeast of Tabina, Zamboanga del Sur province.

The tremor had a depth of 16 km, it also said.

Intensity 2 was recorded in Iligan City while Intensity 1 was registered in Zamboanga City.

Two other mild tectonic earthquakes, measuring 2.2 and 2.3 magnitude, were also registered in the same town.

 
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