Surigao del Norte Hit by Earthquake with 3.4 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 3.4 magnitude quake in Surigao del Norte, February 20, 2021.
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 Norte on February 20, 2021. At 07:50 am, General Luna was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.4.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Surigao del Norte was located at 09.61° North, 126.11° East – 020 km South 15° West of General Luna. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 015 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that no damage is expected of the said quake and as well as aftershocks. No intensity was recorded of the said quake in its epicenter and as well as the nearby areas.
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.
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