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UPDATE: Magnitude 5 quake hits off Sarangani

/ 06:35 PM January 06, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.0 quake that struck off Sarangani on Monday afternoon was felt across large swaths of Mindanao, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

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There were no immediate reports of damage or injury from the 3:25 p.m. quake that centered  31 kilometers southwest of Sarangani.

Phivolcs initially placed the tremor’s magnitude at 4.7.

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The quake, which was of tectonic origin, had a depth of 17 kilometers.

Intensity V was recorded in Sarangani, Davao Occidental; Intensity IV in Glan, Sarangani; Intensity III in General Santos City; and Intensity II in Kiamba, Malungon and Alabel in Sarangani, and Polomolok and Tupi in South Cotabato.

No damage and aftershocks are expected following the quake.

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