5 aftershocks hit Surigao City

Surigao City experienced five aftershocks on Tuesday following the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that rocked the area last week.

At about 3:15 am, residents felt a magnitude 3.7 tremor.

At past 4 am, a magnitude 4.9 quake occured.

The second incident lasted for about 10 seconds.

Just before 5 am, three more minor earthquakes jolted  the city.

Meanwhile, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says, CARAGA Regional Hospital sustained heavy damage during last Friday night’s magnitude 6.7 earthquake.

She says, the structural damage sustained by the hospital has been estimated at P 7 million.

The Department of Health has sent doctors to earthquake victims.

It has also provided two water treatment facilities.

Topics: earthquake , Surigao , DOH , victims , aftershocks
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by Manila Standard. Comments are views by readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with Manila Standard editorial standards, Manila Standard may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section.