Magnitude 5.7 quake jolts Davao-A A +A
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
A MAGNITUDE 5.7 earthquake shook Davao region on Wednesday morning, state seismology bureau reported.
At 7:58 a.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported an earthquake which originated 52 kilometers (km) southeast of Mati, Davao Oriental.
The quake, which is tectonic in origin, has a depth of focus of 52 km, Phivolcs said.
Intensity 5 was felt over Davao City and Mati in Davao Oriental. According to the website of Phivolcs, at this level, most people indoors and outdoors would feel the shaking.
"Strong shaking and rocking felt throughout building. Hanging objects swing violently. Dining utensils clatter and clink; some are broken. Small, light and unstable objects may fall or overturn. Liquids spill from filled open containers. Standing vehicles rock noticeably. Shaking of leaves and twigs of trees are noticeable," it said.
Meanwhile, Digos City, Don Marcelino and Malita in Davao del Sur felt Intensity 4 shaking.
Intensity 3 was felt over Butuan City, Kidapawan City, Tagum City, Panabo City, Compostela Valley, and Matanao in Davao del Sur while Intensity 2 was felt in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur; Cotabato City; Gen. Santos City; Koronadal City; Polomolok, South Cotabato; and Alabel, Sarangani.
Phivolcs said that no damage was reported while aftershocks are possible. The state seismology bureau did not issue any tsunami alert for this quake. (SFP/Sunnex)