A MAGNITUDE 4.9 earthquake struck Surigao del Norte around 10:43 a.m. Monday, January 30.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded the epicenter of the earthquake 15 kilometers east of Burgos, Surigao del Norte, at a depth of 27 kilometers.

The earthquake was felt at Intensity V in Burgos; Intensity IV in Surigao City and in towns of Del Carmen, Dapa, Pilar in Surigao del Norte; Intensity III in Loreto, Dinagat Island and Soccorro, Surigao del Norte; and Intensity II in Palo, Leyte; San Francisco, Southern Leyte, and in towns of General Luna and Tubod in Surigao del Norte.

Phivolcs said aftershocks are unlikely to happen and no damages are expected. (Jo Ann Sablad/SunStar Philippines)