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3 moderate, 3 light quakes rock Surigao del Norte

MANILA. Map shows the location of the magnitude 5.5 earthquake that hit Surigao del Norte. (Source: Phivolcs)

THREE moderate and three light earthquakes struck Surigao del Norte in Mindanao Friday, April 26.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded the latest earthquake with magnitude 5.1 at 4:04 p.m. Friday, with the epicenter located 48 kilometers northeast of General Luna in Surigao del Norte.

The 5.1-magnitude quake was felt at Intensity 3 in General Luna, and instrumental intensities 2 in Surigao City and 1 in Gingoog City.

Another quake, at magnitude 5, hit the province at 2:04 p.m., with the epicenter located 67 kilometers southeast of General Luna.

This tremor was an aftershock of the magnitude 5.5 that struck Surigao del Norte at 1:26 p.m. Friday, said the Phivolcs.

The magnitude 5.5 quake was centered 70 kilometers southeast of General Luna and was felt at Intensity 2 in Surigao City, and instrumental intensities 2 in Gingoog City and 1 in Surigao City.

The light aftershocks triggered by the 5.5-magnitude quake are the following:

* 2:29 p.m. -- Magnitude 4.2 located 64 kilometers southeast of General Luna

* 1:49 p.m. -- Magnitude 4.4, 79 kilometers southeast of General Luna

* 1:31 p.m. -- Magnitude 4.2, 51 kilometers southeast of General Luna

INFOGRAPHIC: Earthquake magnitude vs intensity

No casualty or damage to property has been reported as of 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 26. (LMY/SunStar Philippines)


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