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12 Jul 2019 | 09:24 PM UTC

Philippines: 5.8-magnitude earthquake hits off Surigao del Sur province July 13

Philippines News Alert

5.8-magnitude earthquake hits off Cantilan (Surigao del Sur province) July 13; no immediate reports of damages or casualties

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/12/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/13/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Manila). COUNTRY/REGION Surigao del Sur province

Event

A 5.8-magnitude offshore earthquake struck approximately 5 km (3 mi) east-southeast of Cantilan (Surigao del Sur province) at approximately 04:42 (local time) on Saturday, July 13. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (6.8 mi). There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties. Officials have not issued a tsunami alert as of 05:00 (local time). 

Aftershocks are possible in the region over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals in affected areas are advised to monitor developments, prepare for aftershocks, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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