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Magnitude 6 aftershock strikes northeast of Surigao del Sur



The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) recorded a magnitude 6 earthquake east of Hinatuan on Sunday evening, an aftershock of the magnitude 7.4 quake that struck Surigao del Sur on Saturday.

The magnitude 6 aftershock struck 98 kilometers northeast of Hinatuan, was tectonic in origin, and had a 10-kilometer depth of focus.

The aftershock was measured at an instrumental Intensity III in Surigao del Sur's Tandag City.

Damage was expected from the follow-on quake.

A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur at 10:37 p.m. on Saturday.

A pregnant woman died after a wall collapsed on her. She was rushed to a hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

State seismologists issued a tsunami warning, cautioning owners of boats in harbors and shallow coastal waters to secure their vessels and move away from the waterfront as a precaution.— DVM/RF,  GMA Integrated News

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