Phivolcs logs over 5,000 aftershocks after 7.4 magnitude quake in Hinatuan | Inquirer News

Phivolcs logs over 5,000 aftershocks after 7.4 magnitude quake in Hinatuan

/ 05:43 PM December 13, 2023

MANILA, Philippines — State seismologists on Wednesday said the total number of aftershocks after the magnitude 7.4 earthquake in Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur crossed the 5,000 mark after almost two weeks.

Of the 5,151 aftershocks recorded as of 12 p.m., only 57 were felt, ranging from magnitude 1.7 to 6.6, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

The earthquake struck near Hinatuan at 10:37 p.m. last Saturday, Dec. 2, said Phivolcs.


Phivolcs initially pegged the temblor’s magnitude to be at 6.9 but later upgraded it to magnitude 7.4 at 3:23 am, Dec. 3.


Three were killed and 74 were injured due to the temblor, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.


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