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Magnitude 5.2 quake jolts Manay, Davao Oriental

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 07:07 AM October 17, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolted Manay, Davao Oriental on Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

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The earthquake struck 17 kilometers of Manay at 4:53 a.m.

The tremor was of tectonic origin, and had a 108-kilometer depth of focus.

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Phivolcs said that the quake was also felt in other areas at various intensities:

  • Reported Intensity II – General Santos City
  • Instrumental Intensity III – Alabel, Sarangani
  • Instrumental Intensity II – Tupi, South Cotabato; General Santos City
  • Instrumental Intensity I – Kiamba, Saranga

No further damage was expected. However, residents in the area may expect aftershocks, Phivolcs added.

This comes after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake first shook several Mindanao provinces Wednesday night.

READ: Magnitude 6.3 quake shakes parts of Mindanao

The powerful and shallow earthquake left at least one person dead, injuring more than two dozen in collapsed houses and prompting thousands to scramble out of homes, shopping malls and a hospital in panic.

Girl dies after being pinned down by wall in N. Cotabato quake

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