Monday Sep, 23 2019 09:18:59 PM

Magnitude 5.3 quake rattles eastern Mindanao

Local News • 15:15 PM Tue Sep 10, 2019
Edwin O. Fernandez

GEN. SANTOS CITY -- A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit eastern Mindanao Tuesday afternoon with its epicenter traced 39 kilometers east of Governor Generoso town in Davao Oriental.

The quake which was tectonic in origin was felt at 1:39 p.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said in its bulletin.

Nobody was reported injured and damages to property, if any is being monitored.

Phivolcs said five aftershocks were recorded.  More are expected to come.

Reported Intensity:

Intensity IV - Davao City
Intensity III - Lebak, Sultan Kudarat; Alabel & Malapatan, Sarangani; 
Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur; Bislig City; Butuan City 
Intensity II - San Francisco, Southern Leyte; Santa Cruz, Davao Del Sur; Koronadal City; Magpet, 
North Cotabato; Kalilangan, Bukidnon; Cagayan De Oro City

Intrumental Intensities:

Intensity III - Davao City; General Santos City, South Cotabato; Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental; 
Kiamba & Alabel, Sarangani
Intensity II - Bislig City; Kidapawan City; Cotabato City; 
Intensity I - Tupi, South Cotabato

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