JUST IN: 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Agusan del Norte

Phivolcs Releases Bulletin about the Earthquake Today in Agusan del Norte, February 10, 2024

EARTHQUAKE – The Phivolcs recorded a 5.9 magnitude quake in Agusan del Norte today, February 10, 2024. Here are the details.

Following the 5.1 magnitude earthquake in Surigao del Sur several 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 Agusan del Norte today and it has a magnitude of 5.9.

Earthquake Today

The earthquake today that struck Agusan del Norte, Saturday, February 10, 2024, was tectonic in origin.

Phivolcs stated that the quake specifically hit Agusan del Norte at 11:22 in the morning today. The epicenter of the quake was located at 08.70°North, 125.57°East – 005 km South 44° West of Las Nieves.

The quake-recording bureau stated that damages are expected from the said quake as well as aftershocks. Here are the intensities recorded:

  • Intensity I
    • Magsaysay, Davao del Sur
    • Arakan and Kabacan, Cotabato
    • City of Marawi, Lanao del Sur
  • Intensity II
    • Inabanga, and Loboc, Bohol
    • Don Carlos and Kalilangan, Bukidnon
    • Catarman, Guinsiliban, Mahinog, Mambajao, and Sagay, Camiguin
    • Matanao, Davao del Sur
    • Banisilan, City of Kidapawan, Makilala, and Tulunan, Cotabato
  • Intensity III
    • Jagna, Bohol
    • Baungon, Cabanglasan, Impasug-ong, Kitaotao, City of Malaybalay, Malitbog, Manolo Fortich, Maramag, Quezon, Talakag, and City of Valencia, Bukidnon
    • City of El Salvador, Misamis Oriental
    • Mawab and Nabunturan, Davao de Oro
    • City of Digos, Davao del Sur
    • Davao City
    • Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur
  • Intensity IV
    • Libona and San Fernando, Bukidnon
    • Iligan City
    • City of Gingoog, Jasaan, Magsaysay, and Medina, Misamis Oriental
    • City of Bayugan, Prosperidad, and Talacogon, Agusan del Sur
  • Intensity V
    • Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte

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.

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