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5.6-magnitude quake shakes Bukidnon




12:48 PM September 4th, 2012

By: Frances Mangosing, September 4th, 2012 12:48 PM

MANILA, Philippines—A 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit Bukidnon Tuesday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

The tremor, which was tectonic in origin, had a depth of 3 kilometers, located 15 kilometers northwest of Maramag at 3:44 a.m.

The earthquake was also felt at:

Intensity V Musuan, Maramag (Bukidnon)

Intensity IV – Valencia City (Bukidnon); Arakan, North Cotabato;

Intensity III – Malaybalay City (Bukidnon); Cagayan De Oro City, Misamis Oriental;

Kidapawan City

Intensity II – Butuan City; Cotabato City

Aftershocks were expected from the quake, Phivolcs said.

Meanwhile, Friday’s 7.6- magnitude quake in the Visayas had 447 aftershocks so far as of 8 a.m. Tuesday.

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