4.9-magnitude quake strikes off Surigao del Norte

Published April 14, 2021, 7:57 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

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. 

 
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