Hours before the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill on June 21, Bislig City, Surigao Del Sur was hit by a Magnitude 4.2 earthquake.
Based on the data of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), the quake happened six kilometers south-east of the city at 11:25AM.
There has been no reported injuries or damages due to the earthquake that is tectonic in origin and has a depth of 112 kilometers.
Meanwhile, various government offices, agencies, and schools participated in the the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill that started at 2:00PM.
The activity aimed to promote earthquake awareness and preparedness.