Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes San Agustin, Surigao Del Sur
MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook San Agustin, Surigao Del Sur and nearby areas on Monday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
Phivolcs initially reported that the earthquake was at magnitude 6.4 but later revised it to magnitude 6.0.
Phivolcs reported that the earthquake was of tectonic origin and struck 11 kilometers northwest of San Agustin at 6:37 a.m.
It had a depth of focus of 33 kilometers.
The earthquake was felt at Intensity V in Bislig City, according to Phivolcs.
The earthquake was felt at the following intensifies:
Intensity V – City of Bislig, Surigao del Sur; Rosario, Agusan del Sur
Intensity IV – Cagwait, City of Tandag, Bayabas, Surigao Del Sur
Intensity III – Cagayan de Oro City; Tagaloan, Villanueva, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental
Intensity II – El Salvador City, Initao, Luagit, Manticao, Misamis Oriental; Virac, Catanduanes
Intensity I – Iligan City
Meanwhile, instrumental Intensities were recorded in the following areas:
Intensity IV – Bislig City
Intensity III – Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental
Intensity II – Cagayan de Oro City; Surigao City, Surigao del Norte;
Intensity I – Alabel, Sarangani; Koronadal, Tupi, South Cotabato; Kidapawan City; Palo, Leyte; Borongan City
Phivolcs said damage and aftershocks are expected.
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