5.5-magnitude quake jolts Davao del Sur
DAVAO CITY — A magnitude 5.5 earthquake rocked Davao del Sur on Monday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
Phivolcs also said the epicenter of the temblor, which hit at 4:23 p.m., is 12 kilometers southwest of Magsaysay town.
It added that the quake had a depth of focus of 24 km from the surface and was tectonic in origin.
The agency also said the tremor was felt in the following areas:
Intensity V or “strong” vibrations – Kidapawan City; Davao City; Tupi and Polomolok, South Cotabato; Malungon, Sarangani
Intensity IV or “moderately strong” vibrations – Sta. Cruz, Bansalan, Digos City, and Matanao, Davao del Sur; Koronadal City; Tampakan, Norala, and Banga, South Cotabato; Alabel, Sarangani; Lutayan, Columbio, Pres. Quirino, Senator Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat; Tulunan and M’lang, Cotabato
Intensity III or “weak” vibrations – Cotabato City; Tantangan, Surallah, Kiamba, and Glan, Sarangani; Palimbang, Isulan, Tacurong, and Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat; Magpet, Arakan, Pigcawayan and President Roxas, Cotabato
Intensity II or “slightly felt” vibrations – Maasim, Sarangani
Instrumental intensities were likewise recorded by Phivolcs in these places:
Intensity V – Kidapawan City, Cotabato; Tupi, South Cotabato
Intensity IV – Davao City, Davao Del Sur; Alabel, Sarangani; Koronadal City, General Santos City, South Cotabato; Columbio, Sultan KudaratADVERTISEMENT
Intensity III – Kiamba, Glan, Sarangani; Surallah, T’Boli, Santo Nino, South Cotabato
Intensity II – Nabunturan, Davao de Oro; Maasim, Sarangani
Intensity I – Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental
State seismologists further warned that aftershocks and significant damage from the earthquake may be expected although there was no reported damage yet as of this posting.
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