Earthquake hits Surigao anew

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A magnitude 5.9 quake hit 6km west of San Francisco (Anao-aon), Surigao Del Norte on Sunday morning.

(CNN Philippines) — A new quake has left Surigao reeling almost a month after a magnitude 6.7 quake hit the province.

At least 7 dead, 120 injured in magnitude 6.7 Surigao quake

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), a magnitude 5.9 quake rocked Anao-aon, Surigao Del Norte at 8:08 a.m. Sunday. It added it was an aftershock of the February 10 quake.

An earlier alert from PHIVOLCS pegged the quake at magnitude 5.4.

PHIVOLCS said that the following intensities were reported in these areas:

  • Intensity VI - Surigao City
  • Intensity IV - Limasawa and San Ricardo, Southern Leyte
  • Intensity III - San Juan and San Francisco, Southern Leyte
  • Intensity II - General Luna, Surigao del Norte

PHIVOLCS said that no damage was expected from the quake, but that aftershocks were expected.