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By Mike Crismundo

Mild tectonic earthquakes continue to shake Surigao and Davao provinces, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

However, the state agency said these new tremors that struck the provinces of Surigao del Sur and Davao Oriental did not inflict any damage or injury.


The series of mild earthquakes that continuously shake some parts in northeastern and southern Mindanao regions put the various disaster risk reduction and management councils to “standby mood” their respective personnel for any major tremor that may hit their respective areas.

In its latest bulletin, Phivolcs said a 2.7 magnitude tremor was registered at 3:50 a.m. on Tuesday (Nov. 14).

The epicenter was plotted 47 kilometers (km) southeast of Cagwait town, Surigao del Sur province.

The new tremor had a depth of 27 km.

Earlier, a magnitude 2.9 earthquake was also recorded at 2:47 a.m. on this same day (Nov. 14), Phivolcs said.

The epicenter was traced 59 km northeast of Baganga, Davao Oriental, with a depth of 20 km.

The tremor had a depth of 20 km.

At 1:40 a.m. on this same day (Nov. 14), another 2.5 magnitude earthquake was registered and its epicenter was located 45 km southeast of nearby Tarragona town of Davao Oriental, with a depth of 110 km, the state agency said.

All the new tremors were tectonic in origin and no aftershocks were raised by the state agency.

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