5.6-magnitude quake shakes Mindanao

/ 07:44 AM March 16, 2019



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


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.


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:


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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