Magnitude 3.9 earthquake hits Davao del Sur

/ 05:50 PM December 19, 2019

December 19 2019 earthquake

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 3.9 earthquake rocked Davao del Sur Thursday afternoon, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).


In a bulletin issued by Phivolcs, the temblor reportedly hit 16 kilometers southwest of Sulop, Davao del Sur at 1:56 p.m..

The quake was of tectonic origin and had a depth of 16 kilometers.


Intensity IV was recorded in Marungon, Sarangani.

The quake was also felt at Instrumental Intensity II in Alabel, Sarangani and Tupi, South Cotabato; and Instrumental Intensity I in Kidapawan City.

According to Phivolcs, no aftershocks or damage are expected.

Last Sunday afternoon, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck the neighboring town of Padada, claiming 11 lives so far.

READ: Mindanao earthquake fatalities climb to 11; 195 others injured

Edited by JE

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