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Phivolcs: Magnitude-4.7 quake rocks Surigao area

A magnitude-4.7 quake rocked the Surigao area in Mindanao Tuesday night, but state seismologists said there was no initial report of casualty or damage.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake was recorded at 7:19 p.m., with the epicenter traced to 97 km northeast of Surigao City.

It said the quake was tectonic and was felt at Intensity III in Socorro, General Luna, Surigao del Norte; and Loreto, Dinagat Island Province.

Phivolcs said the quake was felt at Intensity II in Surigao City and Tandag, Surigao del Sur; and Intensity I in Placer, Surigao del Norte.

The United States Geological Survey said the quake measured at magnitude 4.6 and traced the epicenter to 45 km northeast of Surigao; 100 km south of Guiuan, Samar; 135 km north of Butuan, Mindanao; or 720 km southeast of Manila.

Earlier Tuesday, a predawn magnitude-3.8 quake rocked parts of Northern Luzon but Phivolcs also said there was no casualty or damage to property.

Phivolcs said the quake was felt at 5:20 a.m., and was tectonic in origin. It said the epicenter was 17 km northeast of Dagupan City in Pangasinan province.

The quake was felt at Intensity III in Baguio City; Dagupan City; and Urdaneta City. It added the quake was felt at Intensity II in Clark Field, Pampanga; and Intensity I in San Roque village in San Manuel town in Pangasinan.

Phivolcs said no damage was reported, and no aftershock is expected. - KBK, GMANews.TV

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