Magnitude 5.4 aftershock rattles Tulunan, Cotabato

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 05:27 PM October 29, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake rattled Tulunan, Cotabato on Tuesday, hours after a strong tremor struck the area,  the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.


The quake struck at 4:33 p.m. at 27 kilometers northeast of Tulunan.

Phivolcs said that the tremor was of tectonic origin, and had a two-kilometer depth of focus.


It was also felt in the following areas, and recorded at various intensities:

Reported Intensity V – Kidapawan City

Instrumental Intensity V – Kidapawan City; Malungon, Sarangani

Instrumental Intensity III – Tupi, South Cotabato; Alabel, Sarangani

Instrumental Intensity II – General Santos City; Gingoog City

While no damage is expected, residents were advised to brace for further aftershocks, Phivolcs added.

The municipality of Tulunan was earlier struck by a strong magnitude-6.6 quake, 13 days after a magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck in the same area.


The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said that the devastating quake left one dead and 43 others injured.


Magnitude 6.6 earthquake jolts parts of Mindanao

At least 1 dead, 43 injured after powerful Mindanao quake – NDRRMC

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