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2 magnitude 4.0 quakes hit Mindanao

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 09:15 AM May 21, 2019
2 magnitude 4.0 quakes hit Mindanao

This image released by Phivolcs shows the epicenter of the magnitude 4.0 quake that occurred in Agusan del Norte at 3:12 a.m. on Tuesday. PHIVOLCS IMAGE

MANILA, Philippines — Two mild quakes hit Mindanao early morning Tuesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

At 3:12 a.m., a 4.0-magnitude quake hit 25 kilometers (km) southeast of Remedios Romualdez in Agusan Del Norte, Phivolcs said in a bulletin.

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An Instrumental Intensity I was registered over Gingoog City.

Phivolcs said the quake was tectonic in origin and 13 km deep.

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Later, at 5:14 a.m., Surigao del Sur was also hit by a similar magnitude 4.0 quake.

Phivolcs said it hit 14 kilometers (km) northwest of Cortes and had a depth of 14 km.

The quake was tectonic in origin.

Phivolcs said no earthquake or damage could be expected from both earthquakes. (Editor: Cenon B. Bibe Jr.)

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