Magnitude 5.2 quake jolts parts of Mindanao

/ 11:05 AM July 09, 2016
SCREENGRAB FROM http://www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph/

SCREENGRAB FROM http://www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph/

TAGUM CITY, Philippines—A magnitude-5.2 earthquake struck several parts of Mindanao early Saturday, state seismologists said.

The moderately strong quake which hit around 7:16 a.m. was located 9 kilometers northwest of Talacogon town, in Agusan del Sur and had a a depth of 61 kilometers, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.


Phivolcs said the temblor which was tectonic in origin was felt at Intensity V in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte and in Talacogon;
Intensity IV in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental; and Intensity III in Cagayan de Oro City. It was also felt in Tagum City.

The US Geological Survey classifies a quake at Intensity V when it is felt by nearly everyone, with some unstable objects overturned.


There were no reports of damage caused by the quake but Phivolcs said aftershocks are expected.

The Philippines sits in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire where tectonic plates collide causing frequent earthquakes. CDG

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