A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Surigao City at around 10:03 PM, February 10, 2017, causing damage to the city’s infrastructures, homes and 4 dead.
Now 4 dead 96 injured after magnitude 6.7 earthquake shock Surigao City https://t.co/pvZYFKgx5G
— Andrei Morales (@AndreiMorales4) February 11, 2017
The city also suffered power blackout due to the strong earthquake as power lines went down.
The quake’s epicenter, tectonic in origin, was located at coordinates 9.83 degrees north latitude and 125.37 dgrees east longitude or 14 kilometers north of Surigao City and at a depth of 4 kilometers.
The quake was felt as far as Leyte, Cebu, Southern Leyte and Cagayan de Oro City in Misamis Oriental and in Dumaguete City in Negros.
Here are the tweets and Facebook posts showing the extent of damage brought by the 6.7 magnitude earthquake.
— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) February 10, 2017
Surigao City struck by Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake causes Major Blackout. The Strongest so far to hit this City. 🙏
— Maria Shayla (@sh3ysh3y) February 10, 2017
LOOK: One of the school's in Surigao City (Trade School) wrecked by the 6.7 magnitude earthquake. (Photo not mine) pic.twitter.com/cGaDsj347E
— Daleton D. Tiu (@Daleton) February 10, 2017
An earthquake is not new to Surigao City. In July 2015, a CCTV footage of an earthquake was shared online.
CCTV footage inside one of a shopping mall in Surigao City during the earthquake / linog / lindol. Falling stocks ugh pic.twitter.com/m9Qyb41KrR
— tennisheads (@tennisheads) July 3, 2015
In case of earthquake, remember your duck, cover and hold drill in schools.
And the triangle of life principle…
Yur thoughts, please!