MANILA, Philippines — State seismologists said Wednesday that the total number of aftershocks following the 7.4-magnitude earthquake in Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur has surpassed the 5,000 mark after nearly two weeks.

Of the 5,151 aftershocks recorded as of 12:00 p.m., only 57 were felt, ranging between magnitude 1.7 and 6.6, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

The earthquake occurred near Hinatuan at 10:37 pm last Saturday, December. 2, Phivolcs said.

Phivolcs initially estimated the magnitude of the quake at 6.9, but later upgraded it to magnitude 7.4 at 3:23 a.m. on December 3.

Three died and 74 were injured due to the tremor, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.


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