Mindanao grid remains intact as magnitude 5 earthquake jolts Davao del Sur town
DIGOS CITY –– A 5-magnitude quake struck in Kiblawan town of Davao del Sur at 1:44 a.m. on Monday, August 31. the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.
Phivolcs tracked the earthquake’s epicenter 8 kilometers southwest of Kiblawan town, with a depth of 18 kilometers.
Koronadal City in Sultan Kudarat; Bansalan, and Magsaysay towns in Davao del Sur felt the earthquake at Intensity III, while Kidapawan City, Cotabato province, and General Santos City in South Cotabato felt it at Intensity II.
It was recorded at Intensity V in Malungon, Sarangani; at Intensity IV in Koronadal City; Tupi, South Cotabato; at Intensity III in General Santos City and in Alabel, Sarangani; and at Intensity II in Kiamba, Sarangani province.
No major damage has been reported following the tremor, but netizens posted alarm on social media portals, fearing the recurrence of the series of strong earthquakes felt here in October and December last year.
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines advised the public that transmission services remained normal and that the Mindanao grid remained intact.
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