6.1 Earthquake hits Surigao del Norte

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Northern Mindanao and Western Visayas at around 2:43 p.m., July 3, Friday.

6.1 Earthquake in Surigao

According to Philippine Volcanology and Siesmology (Phivolcs), the epicenter of the quake was located 41 kilometers off shore Northeast of Burgos (Surigao del Norte) or 64 kilometers Northeast of Surigao City with a depth of 30 kilometers.

Reported Intensities:

Intensity V- Surigao City; Siargao Island; Talacogon, Agusan del Sur; Carrascal, and Surigao del Sur

Intensity IV- Dinagat Island

Intensity III – San Juan, Southern Leyte; Tacloban, Leyte; Palo, Leyte; and Lapu-lapu City

Intensity II- Bislig, Surigao del Sur; Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur; and Davao City

Well-known activist Jonas Bagas was in Dinagat during the earthquake and tweeted:

The shaking was felt as far as Tacloban, Leyte; Catarman, Northern Samar; Mandaue, Cebu and Bohol in the Visayas region. Reports of tremor were felt in Butuan, Cagayan de Oro and Davao City in the Mindanao region.

6.1 Earthquake in Surigao

Phivolcs warns of aftershocks but not tsunami warning was raised. The 6.1 earthquake in Surigao was tectonic in origin.

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