EARTHQUAKE: 5.8 Magnitude Quake Jolts Surigao del Sur

Surigao del Sur Hit by Earthquake with 5.8 Magnitude

EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 5.8 magnitude quake in Surigao del Sur, July 28, 2020.

Most of the time, quakes hit with no prior signs. Recently, several places in and out of the Philippines were shaken by quakes of different magnitudes.

One of the strong quakes recorded by Phivolcs is the 7.1 magnitude quake in Davao Oriental. There were expected aftershocks due to the said quake and a tsunami advisory was released.

Previously, in April 22, Phivolcs recorded a quake in a part of Zambales. It had a magnitude of 6.1. Strong shaking were felt leaving people fearing about the so-called “Big One“. But the agency advises the people to wait for factual information and not to panic.

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Recently, a quake has hit a part of Surigao del Sur. At 01:32 am, July 28, 2020, Bayabas was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8.


According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Surigao del Sur was located at 08.92°North, 126.47°East – 021 km South 74° East of Bayabas. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 040 kilometers.

Phivolcs stated in a bulletin that there are no expected damages caused by the quake. Aftershocks are expected of the said quake. The following intensities were recorded of the said quake.

  • Intensity IV
    • Bayabas
    • Bislig City
    • Cagwait
    • Hinatuan
    • Tandag City
    • Butuan City
  • Intensity III
    • Surigao City, Surigao del Norte
    • Gingoog City
    • Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental
    • Medina, Misamis Oriental
  • Intensity II
    • Balingasag
    • Jasaan
    • Salay
    • Tagoloan
    • Villanueva
    • Cagayan de Oro City
  • Intensity I
    • Mambajao, Camiguin

Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.

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