5.5-magnitude quake jolts Davao del Sur | Inquirer News

5.5-magnitude quake jolts Davao del Sur

Davao del Sur was hit by a 5.6-magnitude earthquake

Davao del Sur in Mindanao map

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 Kudarat


  • 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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