Quake jolts Surigao Norte
Ghio Ong, Helen Flores (The Philippine Star) - December 27, 2015 - 9:00am

MANILA, Philippines – An earthquake registering a magnitude of 5.2 rocked parts of Surigao del Norte yesterday but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, state seismologists said.

The tremor occurred at 6:11 a.m. with its epicenter 30 kilometers northeast of San Isidro, Surigao del Norte, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

It was reportedly felt at Intensity 4 in San Isidro, Burgos and Santa Monica in Surigao del Norte; Intensity 3 in Surigao City; and Intensity 2 in Loreto, Dinagat province as well as in Mainit and Socorro, Surigao del Norte.

The quake had a depth of 60 km and was tectonic in origin.

Phivolcs warned the public of possible aftershocks.

BURGOS AND SANTA MONICA DEL DINAGAT LORETO MAINIT AND SOCORRO NORTE PHILIPPINE INSTITUTE OF VOLCANOLOGY AND SEISMOLOGY PHIVOLCS SAN ISIDRO SURIGAO SURIGAO CITY
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