Magnitude 4.8 earthquake rattles Dinagat island


Posted at Sep 21 2017 01:04 PM | Updated as of Sep 21 2017 01:07 PM

This map from Phivolcs shows the epicenter of a quake that struck Dinagat island, Thursday

MANILA- A magnitude 4.8 earthquake jolted Dinagat island on Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The earthquake was previously recorded at magnitude 4.1 but was later upgraded to 4.8.

Its epicenter was located 4 kilometers southwest of Loreto town. It struck at 9:19 a.m. at a depth of 78 kilometers.

The earthquake, which was tectonic in origin, was felt at intensity 2 in 
the towns of Loreto and Tubajon.

Phivolcs said no major damage or aftershocks were expected from the earthquake.