JUST IN: 4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Surigao Del Norte

Phivolcs Releases Bulletin about the Earthquake Today in Surigao Del Norte, September 21, 2023

EARTHQUAKE – The Phivolcs recorded a 4.2 magnitude quake in Surigao Del Norte today, Thursday, September 21, 2023. Here are the details.

Following the 4.7 magnitude earthquake in Oriental Mindoro a few days ago, another significant quake was recently recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in another province. The quake hit Surigao Del Norte. According to the agency, it has a magnitude of 4.2.

Earthquake Surigao Del Norte

The earthquake today that struck Surigao Del Norte, Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 04:22 p.m. was tectonic in origin. It specifically hit Burgos.

According to Phivolcs, the earthquake that hit a part of Surigao Del Norte was located at 10.32°North, 126.24°East – 038 km North 28° East of Burgos. It had a depth of focus of 012 kilometers.

Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that damages are not expected from the said quake as well as aftershocks. According to the quake-recording bureau, no intensity was logged at the epicenter of the quake as well as the nearby areas. Instrumental Intensity I was recorded in the following areas:

  • Surigao City, Surigao del Norte
  • Hinunangan, Southern Leyte

Earthquakes are among the natural incidents that cannnot be predicted accurately as most experts in the field agree on. Thus, most countries really make sure that they have a bureau or an organization that monitors a quake incident across their nation.

Quakes can happen in land and underwater. In the case of the latter, it can trigger tsunami thus quake-recording agencies are also often the one that monitors tsunami threats. On land, quakes can result to damages and loss of lives thus it is important to be aware of the earthquake safety tips to reduce the risk of damages and loss of lives by knowing what to do.

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