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5.6-magnitude quake shakes Mindanao

/ 07:44 AM March 16, 2019

Phivolcs

UPDATE

MANILA, Philippines — Mindanao was hit by a 5.6-magnitude quake on Saturday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

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The earthquake, which was initially reported to be in Davao Occidental with 5.5 magnitude, was located 10 kilometers (km) northeast of Alabel, Sarangani at 7:07 a.m., Phivolcs said.

It had a depth of 96 km and was of tectonic origin.

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The earthquake that struck Sarangani caused the following intensities in various areas:

Intensity V – Koronadal City; Malungon, Sarangani

Intensity IV – Alabel, Malapatan & Kiamba, Sarangani; General Santos City and Tupi, South Cotabato

Intensity III – Davao City; Glan, Sarangani; Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat

Intensity II – Kidapawan City; Makilala & Magpet, North Cotabato

Intensity I – Cagayan De Oro City

Instrumental Intensities were also reported in the following areas:

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Intensity V – Alabel, Sarangani; General Santos City, South Cotabato

Intensity IV – Kiamba, Saranggani

Intensity III – T’Boli, South Cotabato; Davao City

Intensity II – Kidapawan City

Intensity I – Zamboanga City

There were no reports of damage or injury but Phivolcs said aftershocks were expected from the earthquake. /muf

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