Siargao Island Hit by 14 Tectonic Earthquake
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded 14 tectonic quakes in Siargao Island on Monday, April 29, 2019.
Based on the report from Phivolcs, the strongest earthquake that struck the island of Siargao was a 3.7 magnitude earthquake.
Its epicenter was plotted 60 kilometers (km) southeast of Pacific Ocean facing town of General Luna, the island of Siargao, Surigao del Norte, with a depth of 12 km.
According to a report from Manila Bulletin, the quake in Siargao did not damage any property. There was no also reported injury.
Municipal and provincial disaster risk reduction and management councils (DRRMCs) ordered rescue teams to be on “standby alert” in their respective command posts.
1st District Rep. Francisco Jose F. Matugas ll of the province said, “Our respective disaster councils are already on alert since a 5.5 magnitude quake struck Siargao island last week.”
He and Surigao del Norte Gov. Sol F. Matugas mobilized different action teams composed of local officials and medical teams, based on the report.
Initially, there were 13 mild tectonic earthquakes reported that struck the country’s surfing capital town of General Luna. Then, another 2.9 magnitude tremor was also registered at 4:51 a.m. on Monday (April 29). Its epicenter was traced 61 km southeast of that same town and island, with also a depth of 12 km.
Based on the report, the series of quakes that hit the island were all tectonic in origin and no tsunami alert was raised by the state agency.