EARTHQUAKE: 4.6 Magnitude Quake Recorded in Surigao del Sur

Surigao del Sur Hit by Earthquake with 4.6 Magnitude

EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.6 magnitude quake in Surigao del Sur, October 16, 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.

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 was 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, October 16, 2021. At 12:54 a.m., Marihatag was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6.


According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Surigao del Sur was located at 08.75°North, 126.37°East – 009 km South 55° East of Marihatag with a depth of origin of 040 kilometers.

Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that there are damages expected of the said quake but there may be no aftershocks. The following intensity were reportedly felt in these areas:

  • Intensity IV
    • Marihatag, Surigao Del Sur
    • San Agustin, Surigao Del Sur
  • Intensity III
    • Cagwait, Surigao Del Sur
    • San Francisco, Surigao Del Sur
    • Tandag City, Surigao Del Sur
  • Intensity II
    • Bislig City, Surigao Del Sur

Keep safe everyone. Rest assured we will keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.

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