Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes San Agustin, Surigao Del Sur

By: Catherine Gonzales - Inquirer.net | November 16,2020 - 07:56 AM

Image from Phivolcs

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook San Agustin, Surigao Del Sur and nearby areas on Monday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Phivolcs reported that the earthquake was of tectonic origin and struck 11 kilometers northwest of San Agustin at 6:37 a.m.

It had a depth of focus of 58 kilometers.

The earthquake was felt at Intensity V in Bislig City, according to Phivolcs.

Meanwhile, instrumental Intensities were recorded in the following areas:

Intensity IV – Bislig City

Intensity III – Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental

Intensity II – Cagayan de Oro City; Surigao City, Surigao del Norte;

Intensity I – Alabel, Sarangani; Koronadal, Tupi, South Cotabato; Kidapawan City; Palo, Leyte; Borongan City

Phivolcs said damage and aftershocks are being expected from the earthquake.

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