BREAKING NEWS: 4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Struck Siargao

The Island Of Siargao Was Shook By A 4.2 Magnitude Earthquake

BREAKING NEWS: The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported that the Siargao Island was struck by a 4.2 magnitude earthquake.

The earthquake struck at exactly 7:34pm last night. (May 2, 2019)

This recent quake is still aftershock of the 5.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Siargao last Friday (April 26).

DRRMC in the province reported no injuries and damages after the quake last Thursday night.

The epicenter was traced to 55 kilometers off the northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean directly facing General Luna, Siargao Island and the province of Surigao del Sur.

This is according to an article from Manila Bulletin.

The quake’s depth, according to the records of Phivolcs was at 8 kilometers.

The consecutive quakes were all tectonic. Fortunately, there is no threat of tsunami.

DRRMC personnel and rescue team are still on the lookout and on ‘standby alert’ as the tremors have been continously coming for three weeks now.

Siargao Island recently experience numerous earthquakes.

The Philippines geographical location is right on the Pacific Ring of Fire. Which means collision of tectonic plates in the earth’s crust causes many earthquakes and sometimes, volcanic action.

Just four days ago, there were 13 mild tectonic earthquakes reported that struck 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.

That is all there is to it, at least for now. We’ll post updates as soon as we got them.

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