Magnitude 6 earthquake hits Surigao del Sur

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that shook parts of Mindanao Monday morning, November 16, 2020.

The exact time of occurrence was recorded at 06:37:43 am with epicenter near San Agustin, Surigao del Sur.

The earthquake that occurred has a tectonic origin with 33 km depth of focus.

The strong tremor was felt at Intensity V in City of Bislig, Surigao del Sur and Rosario, Agusan del Sur.

Intensity IV in Cagwait, City of Tandag, Bayabas, Surigao Del Sur.

Intensity III in Cagayan de Oro City; Tagaloan, Villanueva, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental.

Intensity II in El Salvador City, Initao, Luagit, Manticao, Misamis Oriental; Virac, Catanduanes.

Intenisty I in Iligan City.

Instrumental Intensities
  • Intensity IV- Bislig City, Surigao del Sur
  • 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 can be expected from this major quake.

The agency added there is no threat of a tsunami following the magnitude 6.4 earthquake.

— The Summit Express

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