EARTHQUAKE: 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded in Agusan del Sur

EARTHQUAKE: 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded in Agusan del Sur


Sandy Ghaz


August 30, 2021



Agusan del Sur Hit by Earthquake with 4.8 Magnitude

EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.8 magnitude quake in Agusan del Sur, August 29, 2021.

Most of the time, quakes hit with no prior signs. Recently, several places in and out of the Philippines were shaken by quakes of different magnitudes.

One of the strong quakes recorded by Phivolcs is the

7.1 magnitude quake in Davao Oriental

. There were expected aftershocks due to the said quake and a

tsunami advisory was released


Previously, in April 22, Phivolcs recorded a quake in a part of Zambales. It had a magnitude of 6.1. Strong shaking was felt leaving people fearing about the so-called “

Big One

“. But the agency advises the people to wait for factual information and not to panic.


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Recently, a quake has hit a part of Agusan del Sur, August 29, 2021. At 10:52 p.m., Santa Josefa was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8.


According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Agusan del Sur was located at 08.01°North, 126.11°East – 009 km North 72° East of Santa Josefa with a depth of origin of 077 kilometers.


stated in its bulletin that no damage is expected of the said quake and as well as aftershocks. The following intensities were recorded:

  • Intensity IV

    • Rosario and Bunawan Agusan Del Sur
    • Monkayo, Davao De Oro

  • Intensity III

    • Mawab
    • Nabunturan
    • Montevista
    • New Bataan
    • Compostela

  • Intensity II

    • San Francisco, Agusan Del Sur
    • Bislig City

  • Intensity I

    • Maco, Davao De Oro

Keep safe everyone. Rest assured we’ll keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.

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