3 tremors jolt Surigao

Published October 1, 2018, 12:36 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Mike Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY – Three mild tectonic earthquakes jolted Surigao provinces Monday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

(Pixabay/ MANILA BULLETIN
(Pixabay/ MANILA BULLETIN

The Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur provincial disaster risk reduction and management councils reported no damage or injury.

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said a 3.3 magnitude tremor was recorded at 6:32 a.m. on Monday.

The epicenter was plotted 64 kilometers (km) northeast of Pacific Ocean facing town of Burgos, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte.

The tremor had a shallow depth of only 1 km, it said.

At 4:21 a.m. of the same day (Oct. 1), a magnitude 3.9 earthquake was also recorded.

The epicenter was traced 14 km southwest of Malimono town, also of that same province, with a depth of 22 km, Phivolcs said.

Phivolcs said Intensity III was also registered in Surigao City.

At 1:13 a.m., a 2.2 magnitude tremor was also registered and its epicenter was located only 6 km northeast of Tandag City, Surigao del Sur province, with a depth of 30 km, Phivolcs also reported in its bulletin.

The three tremors were all tectonic in origin and the state agency did not raise a tsunami alert.

Meanwhile, at 4:12 a.m. of the same day (Oct. 1), a 3.5 magnitude earthquake was also recorded and its epicenter was pinpointed 14 km northeast of Sibagat town, Agusan del Sur province, with a depth of 9 km, the state agency said.

The earthquake was tectonic in origin and the state agency did not expect aftershocks.

 
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