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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes off Surigao del Sur

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes off Surigao del Sur

surigao del sur quake july 31 2020


(UPDATED) The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says damage and aftershocks are expected

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit Surigao del Sur early Friday afternoon, July 31, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said in a bulletin.

Phivolcs said the earthquake struck at 2:06 pm, east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. The earthquake, which was tectonic in origin, had a depth of 45 kilometers.

Phivolcs earlier reported it as a magnitude 5.8 earthuquake but later revised it to magnitude 5.7.

It was felt in the following areas:

Reported instumentalities
  • Intensity V – Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur
  • Intensity IV – Bislig City, Surigao del Sur; Nabunturan and Mawab, Davao de Oro
  • Intensity III – Tandag City, Maco, Maragusan, Davao de Oro; Manay and Mati, Davao Oriental; Davao City; Gingoog City and Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental
  • Intensity II – Laak, Davao de Oro; Balingasag, Jasaan, Villanueva and Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental; Cagayan de Oro City; Quezon, Maramag, Valencia City, Malaybalay City, Cabanglasan, and Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon; Rosario, Agusan Del Sur
  • Intensity I – Mambajao, Catarman and Sagay, Camiguin; Kalilangan and Pangantucan, Bukidnon
Instrumental intensities
  • Intensity III – Bislig City, Surigao del Sur
  • Intensity II – Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental
  • Intensity I – Surigao City, Cagayan de Oro City, Kidapawan City; Tupi, South Cotabato; Malungon and Alabel, Sarangani

Phivolcs said damage and aftershocks are expected. –