Magnitude 5.3 earthquake shakes northern Mindanao

    MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported a magnitude 5.3 earthquake that shook parts of northern Mindanao on Thursday afternoon, November 12, 2020.

    Magnitude 5.3 earthquake shakes northern Mindanao

    The exact time of occurrence was recorded at 3:18:25 PM with epicenter near Burgos, Surigao Del Norte.

    The earthquake that occurred has a tectonic origin with 10 km depth of focus.

    The tremor was felt at Intensity III in Surigao City and Rosario, Agusan del Sur.

    Instrumental Intensities
    • Intensity III - Surigao City
    • Intensity II - Borongan City, Eastern Samar; Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental
    • Intensity I - Catbalogan City, Samar

    Phivolcs is not expecting damage after the quake but warned that aftershocks may happen.

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