Magnitude 5.9-earthquake jolts Surigao del Norte


Posted at Feb 08 2019 08:24 PM | Updated as of Feb 08 2019 08:53 PM

Photo from Phivolcs

MANILA — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit Surigao del Norte Friday night, Phivolcs said.

The tectonic quake struck at 7:55 p.m. and has a depth of 19 kilometers.

Its epicenter was located 28 kilometers southeast of General Luna town.

Intensity 5, which may feel like a strong shaking and rocking and may cause hanging objects to swing violently, was felt in Surigao City.

The following instrumental intensities were, meanwhile, reported in these areas:

Intensity IV - Gingoog City
Intensity III - Cagayan de Oro City; Borongan City; Cebu City
Intensity II - Catbalogan City
Intensity I - Kidapawan City; Lapu-Lapu City; Argao City; Alabel, Sarangani

Aftershocks are expected, Phivolcs said.