EARTHQUAKE: 4.6 Magnitude Quake Jolts Surigao del Norte

Phivolcs Releases Bulletin about the Earthquake Today in Surigao del Norte, November 3, 2023

EARTHQUAKE – The Phivolcs recorded a 4.6 magnitude quake in Surigao del Norte today, Friday, November 3, 2023.

Following the 4.5 magnitude earthquake in Surigao del Norte a few days ago, another significant quake was recently recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in another province. According to the agency, the quake hit Surigao del Norte today. It had a magnitude of 4.6.

Earthquake Today

The earthquake today that struck Surigao del Norte, Friday, November 3, 2023, at 01:12 a.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 10.18°North, 126.21°East – 023 km North 38° East of Burgos. It had a depth of focus of 017 kilometers.

Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that damages are not expected from the said quake as well as aftershocks. According to the quake-recording agency, no intensity was recorded at the epicenter of the quake as well as the nearby areas. Instrumental Intensity I was recorded in Surigao City, Surigao del Norte.

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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