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Magnitude 6.9 earthquake jolts Davao del Sur

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 02:38 PM December 15, 2019
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SCREENGRAB FROM PHIVOLCS

MANILA, Philippines — A powerful 6.9 earthquake rocked Padada, Davao del Sur on Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The quake struck at 2:11 p.m. with epicenter 6 kilometers northwest of Padada.

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Phivolcs said that the tremor was of tectonic origin and had a 30-kilometer depth of focus, sending people out of their houses and buildings in Digos City.

The tremor was also felt in other areas at various intensities:

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Reported Intensities:

  • Intensity VII – Matanao & Magsaysay, Davao del Sur
  • Intensity VI – Kidapawan City; General Santos City; Bansalan, Davao del Sur; Alabel & Malapatan,
    Sarangani; Koronadal City
  • Intensity V – Tulunan & Matalam, Cotabato; Cotabato City; Davao City; Glan, Sarangani
  • Intensity III – Kalilangan, Talakag & Dangcagan, Bukidnon
  • Intensity II – Impasugong, Bukidnon; Cagayan de Oro City; Dipolog City
  • Intensity I – Zamboanga del Sur

Instrumental Intensities:

  • Intensity VIII – Malungon, Sarangani
  • Intensity VI – Alabel, Sarangani; Kidapawan City
  • Intensity V – General Santos City; Koronadal City; Tupi, South Cotabato
  • Intensity III – Gingoog City
  • Intensity II – Zamboanga City; Kiamba, Sarangani

Residents in the area may expect further aftershocks and damage, Phivolcs added.

In October, a string of powerful temblors struck Mindanao, leaving several dead, dozens hurt and houses and buildings destroyed or damaged. With reports from Orlando B. Dinoy, Inquirer Mindanao

Edited by JE
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