Magnitude 5.5 quake rocks Surigao Del Sur, Davao City

Magnitude 5.5 quake rocks Surigao Del Sur, Davao City

Phivolcs’ regional seismology office of Davao stated a magnitude 5.5 earthquake was central at Surigao Del Sur province and was felt in nearby Davao City, Wednesday.

Tremors detected around 8:12 a.m. at a depth of 14 kilometers, with its epicenter sited 102 kilometers NE of Hinatuan town.

The quake at Intensity 4 was felt in Bislig City, Surigao Del Sur. Intensity 4, for context, is described as a transiting of a heavy truck that may rattle doors and windows according Phivolcs. Intensity 2 was detected in Davao City.

The quake was not likely to cause any major damage but it may follow aftershocks.

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