3 moderate quakes jolt Surigao del Sur

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Three mild earthquakes jolted the province of Surigao del Sur on Monday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the first quake with a magnitude of 4.1 occurred at 4:06 a.m.
The epicenter of the quake was traced 66 kilometers northeast of Tandag town in Surigao del Sur.
The quake, which was tectonic in origin, had a depth of seven kilometers
The second quake with a magnitude 4.0 occurred around 4:31 a.m. with epicenter traced some 79 kilometers northeast of Tandag.
The quake, which was tectonic in origin, had a depth of 33 kilometers.
On the other hand, the third tremor with a magnitude of 4.1 happened at 5:06 a.m. with its epicenter traced 43 kilometers northeast of the same town.
Phivolcs said the temblor, which was tectonic in origin, had a shallow depth of eight kilometers.
Phivolcs did not recorded any felt intensity from the three tectonic quakes and there was no casualty or damage reported.
It added that no aftershocks are expected from these quakes.
The Philippines lies on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where 20 to 25 earthquakes per day — mostly imperceptible — are common, Phivolcs said. PNA

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