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5.1 magnitude aftershock hits Surigao on Sunday

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck Surigao del Norte the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Sunday.

In an updated bulletin report, Phivolcs said the quake hit 31 kilometers northeast of General Luna, Surigao del Norte, at 6:21 a.m.

An Intensity II tremor was felt in Surigao City.


Cebu City and Gingoog City in Misamis Oriental felt the quake at Intensity I.

Phivolcs said the earthquake incident was an aftershock of the magnitude 5.9 that hit the province last Friday.

No damage and aftershocks were expected from Sunday’s tectonic quake that had a depth of focus of 9 kilometers. /cbb


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