Phivolcs: 1,250 aftershocks recorded Thursday after 6.8 magnitude Surigao quake
MANILA, Philippines — State seismologists recorded 1,250 aftershocks on Thursday following a magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit the area off Cagwait town in Surigao del Sur last December 4.
Citing a previous report of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), this number exceeds Wednesday’s tally of 887 by more than 300 higher.
According to the agency’s 6 a.m. report, the strength of the 1,250 aftershocks ranges from 1.4 to 5.8 magnitude.
Earlier, Phivolcs said that the 6.8 magnitude quake struck 63 kilometers off east-southeast of Cagwait on Monday morning with a shallow depth of focus of one kilometer.
Before this earthquake, a magnitude 7.4 tremor, which so far killed three people and injured 48 others, hit waters off Surigao del Sur’s Hinatuan town last December 2.
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