4 moderate earthquakes jolt Luzon, Mindanao


FOUR moderate earthquakes jolted some parts of Luzon and Mindanao on Monday morning.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said that the first quake, a magnitude 3.1, occurred at 6:58 a.m. Its epicenter was traced some eight kilometers northeast of Carmen in North Cotabato.

A magnitude 3.5 tremor was felt at 8:50 a.m. in Surigao del Sur province. The quake’s epicenter was located northeast of Tandag and had a depth of four kilometers (kms).

An intensity three quake was also felt in Tandag, Surigao Del Sur while intensity two was felt in Claver, Surigao Del Norte province; Cagwait and Cortes, Surigao Del Sur province.

Philvocs said at 9:12 a.m., a magnitude 3.0 quake shook Benguet Province. The tremor had a depth of 13kms. An intensity three tremor was also felt in la Trinidad, Benguet province.

Davao Oriental was also shaken by a magnitude 3.3 quake at 10:06 a.m. The state seismology bureau said no damage to property or casualties were reported and that aftershocks are not expected.

Neil A. Alcober


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