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Magnitude 5.1 quake hits Surigao del Norte — Phivolcs

/ 08:52 AM July 11, 2018

A red dot marks the epicenter of the magnitude 5.1 quake that hit Surigao del Norte at 12:24 a.m., Wednesday, July 11, 2018. PHIVOLCS IMAGE

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake jolted Surigao del Norte before dawn Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said in a tweet.

Phivolcs put the epicenter at San Francisco town in Surigao Del Norte, with a depth of 17 kilometers.

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The quake was felt at Intensity V in Surigao City, Intensity IV in Pintuyan, Southern Leyte; and Intensity II in Palompon and Palo, Leyte.

Aftershocks are expected, Phivolcs warned.

The magnitude 5.1 temblor followed a magnitude 4.7 quake eight hours earlier at the same general area.

The Tuesday afternoon earthquake at 3:53 p.m. was felt at Intensity IV in Surigao City and San Francisco, Surigao Del Norte; Intensity III in Tagana-an and Mainit, Surigao Del Norte; San Francisco and San Ricardo, Southern Leyte; Intensity II in Bacuag, Surigao Del Norte, and Intensity I in- Butuan City and Claver, Surigao Del Norte. /cbb

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