5.7 magnitude quake hits Davao Occidental

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Friday, May 9, 2014


DAVAO CITY -- A magnitude-5.7 earthquake struck Sarangani in Davao Occidental Friday afternoon, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Phivolcs said the tremor occurred around 1:44 p.m. and was located at 31 kilometers (km) southeast of Sarangani province. The quake, which was tectonic in origin, had a depth of 113 km.

5.7-M quake
(Courtesy: Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)


Intensity IV was felt in Davao City and Mati City in Davao Oriental.

Intensity III was felt in Bislig, Surigao del Sur and Tagum City.

Intensity I was felt in Gingoog, Misamis Oriental.

Phivolcs said aftershocks are expected, but no damage was reported after the tremor. (Sunnex)

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