Magnitude 5.4 aftershock rattles Tulunan, Cotabato
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.
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