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Magnitude 5.3 quake hits waters off Surigao del Norte

/ 07:27 AM June 08, 2021
Surigao del Norte quake. Image from Phivolcs

Surigao del Norte quake. Image from Phivolcs

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) monitored a magnitude 5.3 earthquake off the coast of Burgos, Surigao del Norte, on Tuesday morning.

According to the earthquake bulletin released by Phivolcs, the quake occurred at 5:41 a.m., with the epicenter located 68 kilometers (km) northeast of Burgos, Surigao Del Norte.

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Phivolcs said Intensity IV was felt in Dapa, Surigao del Norte; Intensity II in Palo, Leyte, Surigao City and Abuyog, Leyte; Intensity I in Alangalang and Baybay, Leyte, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental.

State seismologists said that the quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 1 km.

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While no damages are expected, Phivolcs warned that aftershocks may occur.

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