Strong magnitude 6 quake strikes off Surigao del Norte

, / 07:20 AM March 09, 2019


MANILA, Philippines–A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck at sea off Burgos town in Surigao del Norte late Friday, with no early reports of damage.

The US Geological Survey and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake struck at 11:06 p.m., its epicenter about 38 kilometers northwest of Burgos.


Its depth was measured at 16 kilometers by Phivolcs, adding in an advisory that the quake was not expected to have caused damage.

It was felt in the following areas:


Reported intensities

  • Intensity V – Burgos, Surigao del Norte; Surigao City; Dinagat Island
  • Intensity IV – Butuan City; Abuyog, Leyte, Hinunangan, San Francisco, San Ricardo,
    Tacloban City, Southern Leyte
  • Intensity II – Camiguin Island

Instrumental Intensities:

  • Intensity III – Palo, Leyte; Borongan City; Cebu City; Gingoog City
  • Intensity II – Argao City
  • Intensity I – Alabel, Sarangani: Cagayan De Oro City; Cebu City; San Francisco, Cebu; Ormoc City

The Philippines is part of the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, an arc of intense seismic activity that stretches from quake-prone Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin.

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