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Magnitude 4.9 quake hits Surigao del Norte

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 04:33 PM February 13, 2019
Magnitude 4.9 quake hits Surigao del Norte

PHOTO from Phivolcs

MANILA, Philippines — A 4.9-magnitude earthquake jolted Surigao del Norte on Wednesday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

In its earthquake bulletin, Phivolcs said the quake hit 75 kilometers southeast of General Luna, Surigao del Norte, at 2:50 p.m.

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It was felt at Intensity IV in General Luna and Burgos, Surigao del Norte, and at Intensity III in Tandag, Surigao del Sur.

Meanwhile, the temblor was felt at Intensity II in Butuan City; Mainit, Surigao del Norte; and San Francisco, Southern Leyte.

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An Instrumental Intensity II was also felt in Surigao City and Intensity I in Cebu City; Palo, Leyte; and Gingoog City.

Phivolcs said the quake was 9 km deep and was of tectonic origin.

However, no damage or aftershocks could be expected from the temblor, Phivolcs said.  /ee

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