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Magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolts Cagwait, Surigao del Sur

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A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit Surigao del Sur on Thursday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said.

The earthquake's epicenter was located at 08.77°N, 127.04°E - 083 km S 78° E of Cagwait.

The tectonic quake occurred at 8:10 a.m. and had a depth of nine kilometers.

The quake was felt at the following intensities:

  • Intensity V - Hinatuan, SURIGAO DEL SUR
  • Intensity IV - City of Bislig, SURIGAO DEL SUR

Instrumental Intensities:

  • Intensity II - City of Bislig, SURIGAO DEL SUR

PHIVOLCS said damage and aftershocks are to be expected from the earthquake. —KBK, GMA Integrated News