Magnitude-5.2 earthquake hits Surigao del Sur

Magnitude-5.2 Earthquake hits Surigao del Sur

A magnitude-5.2 earthquake rocked the Surigao del Sur area Friday late afternoon, February 6, 2015 with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology warning of possible aftershocks.

Magnitude-5.2 Earthquake hits Surigao del Sur

PHIVOLCS said the quake was recorded at 4:04 p.m., and was tectonic in origin.

In its initial bulletin, it said the epicenter was 36 km northeast of Cortes town in Surigao del Sur and was 5 kilometers deep.

The quake was felt at:

Intensity III – Carrascal, Surigao del Sur
Intensity II – Surigao City, Butuan City
Intensity I – Cabalian, Southern Leyte and Tacloban City

While no damage is expected, PHIVOLCS said aftershocks are likely.