Phivolcs: 1,250 aftershocks after 6.8 magnitude earquake in Cagwait, Surigao del Sur | Inquirer News

Phivolcs: 1,250 aftershocks after 6.8 magnitude earquake in Cagwait, Surigao del Sur

By: - Reporter / @FArgosinoINQ
/ 10:23 AM December 07, 2023

Phivolcs monitors 2,491 aftershocks in Surigao del Sur after strong quake earthquake mindoro big one


MANILA, Philippines — State seismologists logged 1,250 aftershocks on Thursday after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake jolted the area off Cagwait town in Surigao del Sur last December 4.

Citing a previous report of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the figure is over 300 higher than the 887 logged on Wednesday.


According to the agency’s 6 a.m. report, the strength of the 1,250 aftershocks ranges from 1.4 to 5.8 magnitude.


Earlier, Phivolcs said that the 6.8 magnitude quake struck 63 kilometers off east-southeast of Cagwait on Monday morning with a shallow depth of focus of one kilometer.

Before this earthquake, a magnitude 7.4 tremor, which so far killed three people and injured 48 others, hit waters off Surigao del Sur’s Hinatuan town last December 2.


Phivolcs reports over 3,300 aftershocks from 7.4 earthquake in Surigao del Sur

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