Surigao del Sur Hit by Earthquake with 3.0 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 3.0 magnitude quake in Surigao del Sur, October 17, 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.
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.
Recently, a quake has hit a part of Surigao del Sur. At 08:53 am, October 17, 2020, Bayabas was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.0.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Surigao del Sur was located at 09.23°North, 127.07°East – 091 km North 72° East of Bayabas. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 001 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that no damage is expected of the said quake and as well as aftershocks. Furthermore, no intensity felt in the epicenter and the nearby areas were recorded by the agency.
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.
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