5.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Agusan del Norte
MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rocked Agusan del Norte early Friday morning, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
According to state seismologists, the temblor occurred at 12:04 a.m. with an epicenter 6 kilometers southeast of the town of Santiago.
The earthquake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of focus of 13 kilometers, Phivolcs said in an updated bulletin.
The agency said the following intensities were felt in these areas:
Intensity IV or “moderately strong” vibrations – Santiago, Jabonga, and Cabadbaran City in Agusan del Norte
Intensity III or “weak” vibrations – Talacogon in Agusan del Sur
Intensity II or “slightly felt” vibrations – Lanuza in Surigao del Sur
Intensity I or “scarcely perceptible vibrations – Guinsiliban in Camiguin
Instrumental intensities were likewise recorded in these areas:
Intensity IV – Cabadbaran City in Agusan del Norte
Intensity III – Surigao City in Surigao del Norte
Intensity I – Takalag in Bukidnon; Abuyog, and Mahaplag in Leyte
State seismologists warned the public about damage and aftershocks following the earthquake.