Magnitude 5.5. quake hits Siargao

Image courtesy of Phivolcs

DAVAO CITY — A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck General Luna town in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte at 1:26pm Friday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The temblor’s epicenter was located 70 kilometers southeast of General Luna and had a depth of 11 km.

Intensity II was felt in Surigao City. Phivolcs said it expects no damage.

At 2:04pm on Friday, Phivolcs said a magnitude 5 quake occurred 67 km southeast of General Luna.

The agency said it was an aftershock of the 5.5 quake.

Phivolcs recorded 27 other quakes in General Luna on Friday with magnitudes ranging from 1.5 to 4.4. (MindaNews)