Magnitude 4.7 earthquake hits Dinagat Islands | Inquirer News

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake hits Dinagat Islands

/ 06:39 PM August 16, 2022
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake rocks in Loreto town of Dinagat Islands on Tuesday afternoon. Screengrab from Phivolcs website

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake rocks Loreto town of Dinagat Islands on Tuesday afternoon. (Screengrab from Phivolcs website)

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck Dinagat Island on Tuesday afternoon, state seismologists reported.

The tremor, which was tectonic in origin, occurred 61 kilometers east of Loreto town in Dinagat Islands, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) bulletin.

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It occurred at 3:13 p.m., with a shallow depth of 18 kilometers.

Aftershocks are not expected after this earthquake and the tremor is also unlikely to cause damage, according to Phivolcs.

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The said intensities reported in the following areas:

  • Intensity IV – Surigao City
  • Intensity III – San Ricardo, San Francisco, Liloan, and Pintuyan, Southern Leyte
  • Intensity II – Saint Bernard, Silago, Anahawan, and Hinunangan, Southern Leyte; Abuyog, Hilongos, and La Paz, Leyte

Instrumental intensities are also reported in the following areas:

  • Intensity III – Surigao City; San Francisco, Southern Leyte
  • Intensity II – Abuyog, Leyte
  • Intensity I – Saint Bernard and Sogod, Southern Leyte; Baybay City, Hilongos, and Dulag, Leyte; Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte

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