Magnitude 5 quake jolts Caraga–Phivolcs


A MAGNITUDE 5 earthquake hit Caraga in Davao Oriental on Thursday morning, the state-run Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The quake that struck at 9:16 a.m. was located 46 kilometers (km) southeast of Caraga. It had a depth of 23 kilometers and was tectonic in origin.

Intensity 3 was reported in Bialig City, Surigao del Sur.

No damage was recorded but aftershocks are expected within the day, according to Phivolcs. GLEE JALEA


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