5.0-magnitude quake strikes Cotabato anew
MANILA, Philippines — A 5.0-magnitude quake struck Cotabato and parts of Mindanao on Friday afternoon, a day after a powerful tremor hit the region that claimed the lives of five and damaged buildings in the province and Davao City.
In its earthquake bulletin, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake hit 18 kilometers (kms) east of Makilala, Cotabato, at 2:07 p.m.
An Intensity V was registered over Magsaysay, Davao del Sur while an Intensity IV was felt over Pikit Cotabato; and Bansalan, Davao del Sur.
Other intensities recorded are as follows:
- Intensity III – Malungon, Sarangani; Koronadal City
- Intensity II – Tupi, South Cotabato
- Intensity I – Alabel, Sarangani
It was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 2 kms. Aftershocks are to be expected, Phivolcs said.
Hours later, a mild quake, measuring at 4.0-magnitude, hit Davao del Sur.
Phivolcs said it occurred at 26 kms. northwest of Davao City, Davao del Sur, at 4:18 p.m.
It was also tectonic in origin and was 15 kms. deep.
No damage or aftershock could be expected from the latest Davao del Sur quake, Phivolcs said. /jpv
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