Phivolcs Releases Bulletin about the Earthquake Today in Surigao del Sur, December 11, 2023
EARTHQUAKE – The Phivolcs recorded a 5.1 magnitude quake in Surigao del Sur today, Monday, December 11, 2023.
Following the 4.7 magnitude earthquake that hit Sarangani a few days ago, another significant quake was recently recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in the area. According to the agency, the quake that hit Surigao del Sur today had a magnitude of 5.1.
The earthquake today that struck Surigao del Sur, Monday, at 06:52 a.m., December 11, 2023, was tectonic in origin.
According to Phivolcs, the earthquake that hit a part of Surigao del Sur was located at 08.85°North, 127.42°East – 123 km South 86° East of Cagwait. It had a depth of focus of 010 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. No instrumental intensity was logged as well.
Earthquakes are among the natural incidents that cannot 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. They are the bodies releasing advisories whenever there are threats of tsunami following a strong quake shaking the land in the coastal area or underwater.
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.