EARTHQUAKE: 5.0 Magnitude Quake Hits Surigao del Norte

Phivolcs Releases Bulletin about the Earthquake Today in Surigao del Norte April 15, 2024

EARTHQUAKE – The Phivolcs recorded a 5.0 magnitude quake in Surigao del Norte today, April 17, 2024. Here are the details.

Following the 4.0 magnitude earthquake in Dinagat Islands earlier today, another significant quake was recently recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in another province. According to the agency, the quake that hit Surigao del Norte earlier today has a magnitude of 5.0.

Earthquake Today
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The earthquake today that struck Surigao del Norte, Wednesday, April 17, 2024, was tectonic in origin.

According to Phivolcs, the earthquake that hit a part of Surigao del Norte was located at 09.81°North, 126.45°East – 033 km North 84° East of General Luna. It had a depth of focus of 020 kilometers.

Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that damages are not expected from the said quake but there may be aftershocks. According to the quake-recording agency, instrumental II was recorded in Surigao City while the following intensities were felt in these areas:

Intensity I

  • City of Surigao, SURIGAO DEL NORTE

Intensity II

  • Burgos, SURIGAO DEL NORTE

Intensity III

  • Dapa and Pilar, SURIGAO DEL NORTE

Earthquakes can hardly 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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