Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes San Agustin, Surigao Del Sur | Inquirer News

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes San Agustin, Surigao Del Sur

/ 07:29 AM November 16, 2020
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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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