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Earthquakes pound Cotabato, parts of Mindanao anew

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 08:17 AM October 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Two earthquakes pounded Cotabato and parts of Mindanao anew on Wednesday after a powerful earthquake jolted the region Tuesday morning that left at least seven people dead and dozens injured.

READ: 2nd quake in 2 weeks hits Mindanao; 7 dead

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The epicenter of the first earthquake, which was measured at magnitude 5.0, was traced 10 kilometers (km) east of Tulunan, Cotabato, at 5:22 a.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

It was felt at Intensity V and Instrumental Intensity IV in Kidapawan City.

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An hour later, a magnitude 4.4 earthquake was recorded 30 km east of Tulunan, Cotabato, and was felt at Intensity V in Kidapawan City.

Both earthquakes quakes were tectonic in origin, the Phivolcs said.

The agency, however, assured that no aftershocks or damage are expected from the two temblors. /gsg

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