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Series of earthquakes hit General Luna, Surigao del Norte

/ 02:33 PM April 26, 2019
Series of earthquakes hit General Luna, Surigao del Norte

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MANILA, Philippines—A series of earthquakes rocked the municipality of General Luna in Surigao del Norte on Friday, the Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Phivolcs said a total 11 tremors struck the municipality, the strongest of which, at magnitude 5.5, was recorded at 1:26 p.m.

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The quake had a depth of 11 kilometers. Intensity II was felt in Surigao City.

A magnitude 4.9 quake was also recorded 65 kilometers southeast of the same municipality at 2:04 p.m. while a magnitude 2.2 temblor occurred at 2:54 p.m.

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Phivolcs also recorded other tremors in the area ranging from 2.1 to 4.4 magnitude.

Sixteen people were recorded dead in a 6.1 magnitude earthquake that struck parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, on April 22, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. /ee

READ: Luzon quake death toll rises to 16

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