Quakes rock 2 Caraga provinces

Two earthquakes hit the Caraga region early Tuesday morning, the Philippine institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

In its website, Phivolcs said the first quake, which measured 4.0 magnitude, hit 25 kilometers southeast of Remedios Trinidad Romualdez (RTR), Agusan del Norte at 3:12 a.m.

The quake, which was tectonic in origin, had a depth of 13 kilometers, Phivolcs said.

Hours later, another 4.0 magnitude quake, hit 14 kilometers northwest of Cortes town in nearby province of Surigao del Sur at 5:14 a.m.

The quake, which had a depth of 23 kilometers, was also of tectonic origin.

Meanwhile, no damages were reported and no aftershock is expected from both tremors, Phivolcs said. By CLC

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