5.3-magnitude quake strikes Surigao del Sur

Published October 1, 2020, 10:18 AM

by Jaleen Ramos

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck Surigao del Sur on Thursday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported.

The earthquake, which occurred at 6:10  a.m., was tectonic in origin and was traced 63  kilometers northeast of Bayabas, Surigao del Sur.

The quake had a depth of 15 km. and was felt with a maximum intensity of Intensity IV or “moderately strong shaking” in the town of Bayabas.

Phivolcs also recorded Instrumental Intensity I in Surigao City.

The state volcanology agency said the quake was an aftershock of the September 21, 2020 magnitude-5.7 Bayabas, Surigao Del Sur earthquake.

No damage and aftershocks are expected from the tremor.

 
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