Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Surigao del Sur

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MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolted Bayabas, Surigao del Sur on Thursday morning,  the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

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The earthquake struck 99 kilometers northeast of the town at 6:19 a.m.

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It had a depth of focus of 24 kilometers.  Aftershocks are expected.

Phivolcs said it is an aftershock of the magnitude 5.7 earthquake that hit the town on Monday.

 

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