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:

Instrumental intensities were likewise recorded by Phivolcs in these places:

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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