5.6-magnitude earthquake strikes off Surigao del Sur early Friday

(Eagle News) — A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Surigao del Sur early Friday, June 3.

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the quake hit at 2:54 a.m.

The epicenter was 31 kilometers northeast of Cagwait.

The following intensities and instrumental intensities were reported:


Intensity IV – Cagwait, Bayabas and San Agustin, Surigao del Sur
Intensity III – Bislig City, Surigao del Sur; Rosario, Agusan del Sur

Instrumental Intensities:
Intensity III – Tandag City, Surigao del Sur; Nabunturan, Davao de Oro
Intensity II – Bislig City, Surigao del Sur; Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte
Intensity I – Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental; Malaybalay City, Bukidnon; Surigao City; Abuyog, Leyte; Malungon, Sarangani

Damage to property and aftershocks were expected.