The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a magnitude 4.9 earthquake off Surigao del Norte on Wednesday evening, April 14.
It detected the quake at around 7:09 p.m. and traced its epicenter at 56 kilometers northeast of the municipality of Burgos in Surigao del Norte province.
Phivolcs’ instruments registered the quake at Intensity I or “scarcely perceptible.”
The quake was tectonic in origin, which means the tremor was caused by the movement of an active fault in the area.
Moreover, it was shallow at a depth of 10 kilometers thus the strong shaking.
Phivolcs does not expect damage to property, while aftershocks are unlikely to occur.