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Magnitude 6 Earthquake Rocks Surigao as Luzon Reels from Floods

Aftershocks, damage expected, says PHIVOLCS.
Nov 16, 2020

A Magnitude 6 Earthquake struck off San Agustin, Surigao del Sur province on Monday, as Luzon Island reeled from successive typhoons that submerged entire towns and displaced thousands.

The quake hit at around 6:37 a.m., PHIVOLCS said. Facebook users shared photos of their belongings in disarray after it hit. According to PHIVOLCS, aftershocks and damage are expected.

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Romel Allado, a resident of Brgy. Sto Nino, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, shared on Facebook how the earthquake caused a tree to uproot and fall over a parked tricycle along their street. 

Here are photos sent by Allado to reportr:

Courtesy of Romel Allado
Courtesy of Romel Allado
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Meanwhile, a resident of Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, which is over an hour of travel away from the quake's epicenter, also reported damages to their home. 

The quake was felt at the following intensities:

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Intensity V- City of Bislig, Surigao del Sur; Rosario, Agusan del Sur

Intensity IV- Cagwait, City of Tandag, Bayabas, Surigao Del Sur

Intensity III- Cagayan de Oro City; Tagaloan, Villanueva, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental

Intensity II- El Salvador City, Initao, Luagit, Manticao, Misamis Oriental; Virac, Catanduanes

Intensity I- Iligan City

Intensity IV- Bislig City, Surigao del Sur

Intensity III- Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental

Intensity II- Cagayan de Oro City; Surigao City, Surigao del Norte;

Intensity I- Alabel, Sarangani; Koronadal, Tupi, South Cotabato; Kidapawan City; Palo, Leyte; Borongan City

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