A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Northern Mindanao and Western Visayas at around 2:43 p.m., July 3, Friday.
6.0 earthquake, 18km NW of Santa Monica, Philippines. 2015-07-03 14:43:23 at epicenter (20m ago, depth 50km). http://t.co/MkjAagIVhI
— Earthquakes Tsunamis (@NewEarthquake) July 3, 2015
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.
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:
Felt it in Dinagat. Really strong. https://t.co/DCXFWAVbKE
— jonas bagas (@jonasbagas) July 3, 2015
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.