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5.5 Magnitude Surigao del Sur Earthquake Causes Damages To Properties

SURIGAO DEL SUR EARTHQUAKE – A 5.5 magnitude quake that recently hit a part of Surigao del Sur left damages on certain areas.

Earthquakes come with no hints that is why knowing the earthquake safety tips is really an edge for safety. Moreover, the Philippines is lying in the Pacific Ring of Fire and it is prone to such natural incident.

Every day, more than ten(10) quakes are recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). It is a government agency designed to monitor quakes and other natural events.

Based on the records of Phivolcs, one of the latest strong quakes that have hit a part of the country is the Surigao del Sur earthquake. It has a magnitude of 5.5.

Surigao del Sur Earthquake

According to Phivolcs, the quake’s epicenter was at 09.32°North, 126.01°East – 009 km South 46° East of Carrascal. It had a depth of 005 kilometers and up to Intensity V was felt in some areas.

Specifically, Intensity V was felt in Carrascal, Surigao Del Sur and in Butuan City. The department warned the public of aftershocks and damages.

In line with the damages caused by the 5.5 magnitude Surigao del Sur earthquake which recently hit the place, a church and a public market suffered from damages.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the public market that was damaged by the quake is located in Carmen, Surigao del Sur.

Aside from the public market in Carmen, the quake also left damages in a church in Carmen. A wall made of cement was destroyed by the shaking. Here are some photos in courtesy of ABS-CBN and Ronel Crizaldo:

As of this writing, there are still no further information regarding the quake. We’ll keep you posted for updates.

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