Shallow M5.9 quake jolts Bukidnon

Image from Phivolcs

A MAGNITUDE 5.9 earthquake struck Bukidnon Monday evening, November 18, 2019.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake, which struck at 9:22 p.m., was centered six kilometers northwest of Kadingilan in Bukidnon province.

It was tectonic in origin. Phivolcs initially said it occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers, but later revised this to only five kilometers. Shallow earthquakes tend to be destructive.

The tremor was felt at intensity 5 in Kidapawan City and intensity 4 in Davao City and Cotabato City.

It was also felt at instrumental intensity 4 in Kidapawan City and instrumental intensity 3 in Davao City.

Phivolcs said the quake will not cause any damage, but aftershocks are expected. (SunStar Philippines)


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