5.6 earthquake jolts waters off Sultan Kudarat | Inquirer News

5.6 earthquake jolts waters off Sultan Kudarat

/ 02:37 PM August 02, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — A 5.6-magnitude earthquake rocked waters near Sultan Kudarat on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

At around 1:24 p.m., state seismologists recorded the earthquake with its epicenter located northwest of Lebak, Sultan Kudarat.

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It was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 36 kilometers, Phivolcs added.

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According to the agency, Intensity III — characterized by “weak” shaking — was felt in Cotabato City, while Intensity II or “slightly felt” vibrations were encountered in General Santos City.

Zamboanga City, on the other hand, experienced Intensity I or “scarcely perceptible” shaking from the quake.

Instrumental Instensities were likewise reported in the following areas:

  • Intensity IV — T’boli, South Cotabato
  • Intensity III — Santo Nino and Koronadal City, South Cotabato, and Kiamba, Sarangani
  • Intensity II — General Santos City, Cotabato City, Malungon and Maasim, Sarangani
  • Intensity I — Zamboanga City, Davao City, Cagayan de Oro City, Kidapawan City

Aftershocks are possible, but significant damage is not expected, Phivolcs also noted.

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