Strong earthquake in Zamboanga jolts early morning

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has recorded a magnitude 4.2 earthquake in Zamboanga del Norte this early morning.

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE (PH) — A 4.2 magnitude earthquake jolted the province of Zamboanga del Norte at 2:40 in the morning, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, the Phivolcs earthquake bulletin reported.

The earthquake has a tectonic origin at 10 kilometers in depth, northwest of Baliguian, Zamboanga del Norte. No expected damage and aftershocks were reported.

Meanwhile, Baliguian is a 3rd class municipality with 15 barangays and over 22,000 population as of the 2015 census. It ranked 472nd in the 2020 rankings of cities and municipalities competitive index by the National Competitiveness Council. Rankings are based on the sum of their scores on economic dynamism, government efficiency, infrastructure, and resiliency. On the other hand, provincial rankings are based on population and income weighted average of the total scores of cities and municipalities under a province. RQJ

4.2 magnitude earthquake in Zamboanga jolts early morning

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