Magnitude 5.8 earthquake rocks Surigao del Sur

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 31) — A magnitude 5.8 earthquake jolted Surigao del Sur and other areas in Mindanao on Friday.

The tremor struck at 2:06 p.m., hitting waters off Hinatuan town in Surigao del Sur, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

Intensity 3 or weak shaking was recorded in Bislig City, while Intensity 2 shook Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental. Intensity I was felt in Surigao City, Cagayan de Oro City, Kidapawan City; Tupi South Cotabato; Malungon and Alabel, Sarangani.

The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 45 kilometers, Phivolcs said. Aftershocks and damage are expected, it added.