6.1-magnitude quake jolts parts of Mindanao, Eastern Visayas

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/03 July) – A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Surigao del Norte, other parts of Mindanao and Eastern Visayas at 2:43 p.m. Friday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Phivolcs said the tremor was tectonic in origin and its epicenter was located 41 kilometers northeast of Burgos town and had a depth of 30 kilometers.

The United States Geological Survey measured the quake at 6.0-magnitude.

Phivolcs said the intensities were felt in the following areas:

  • Intensity 5: Surigao City; Siargao Island; Talacogon in Agusan Del Sur; Carrascal in Surigao del Sur
  • Intensity 4: Dinagat Islands
  • Intensity 3: San Juan, Southern Leyte; Tacloban and Palo in Leyte; Lapu Lapu City
  • Intensity 2: Bislig City and Hinatuan in Surigao Del Sur; Davao City

The tremor was felt mildly in Malaybalay City.

Phivolcs said they are not expecting any major damage but aftershocks might occur. (MindaNews)