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Magnitude 5.2 quake joins farewell to 2017 in Mindanao

By: - Correspondent / @inqmindanao
/ 07:59 AM January 01, 2018

A red dot marks the epicenter of the magnitude 5.2 earthquake that struck off Sarangay province about an hour before the end of 2017 on Sunday, Dec. 31. PHIVOLCS MAP

DAVAO CITY – A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck at sea 48 kilometers southwest of Maasim in Sarangani province  about an hour before the end of 2017 on Sunday, the state seismological monitoring office reported.

The tectonic quake with a depth of two kilometers made itself felt at 10:53 p.m. in varying intensities all over Mindanao, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).


– Intensity 4 in General Santos; Lake Sebu, South Cotabato; Alabel, Sarangani

– Intensity 3 in Davao City and Lebak, Sultan Kudarat


– Intensity 2 in Zamboanga City; Tupi and Sto. Niño, South Cotabato; Koronadal City

Phivolcs said no damage was expected but warned of aftershocks.

No tsunami warning was issued. /cbb

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