Magnitude 5.2 quake jolts Surigao del Norte


Posted at Mar 24 2018 07:05 PM | Updated as of Dec 19 2018 04:55 PM

This map from Phivolcs shows the epicenter of a quake that struck Surigao Del Norte province on Saturday.

MANILA (UPDATED) - A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattled Surigao del Norte province on Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The tremor, first reported to be a magnitude 4.8 quake, struck at around 6:34 p.m.

Its epicenter was located 13 kilometers northeast of Burgos town.

With a 21-kilometer depth of focus, the quake was felt at intensity II in Surigao City and instrumental intensity III was also reported in the same area.

No major damage was expected from the quake but locals should look out for aftershocks, the agency said.

The Philippines straddles the Pacific Ring of Fire, a belt that runs around the Pacific Ocean that is home to most of the world's active and dormant volcanoes and is where the vast majority of earthquakes occur.