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Magnitude 5.4 quake jolts Davao del Sur, Mindanao

Breaking News • 16:30 PM Wed Oct 19, 2022
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Edwin O. Fernandez
Students of Holy Cross of Davao College rushed outside the school building and some students of Kidapawan City national highschool have collapsed. (DXND photo)

COTABATO CITY  -  A magnitude 5.5 earthquake rocked southern Mindanao Wednesday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The quake that came at 4:05 p.m. was traced 6 kilometers from Matanao, Davao del Sur and was tectonic in origin.

Phivolcs said the tremor was felt at Intensity 4 in Davao and Gen. Santos Cities.

Instrumental Intensities:

Intensity V - Kidapawan City; Koronadal City, Norala, South Cotabato

Intensity IV - Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental; Alabel, Sarangani; Tampakan, Tantangan, Tupi, General Santos City, South Cotabato; Columbio, Sultan Kudarat

Intensity III - Libona, Bukidnon; Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental; Maasim, Kiamba, Malapatan, Sarangani; Santo Nino, Polomolok, Suralla, T'Boli, South Cotabato

Intensity II - Alamada, Cotabato; Nabunturan, Davao de Oro; Maitum, Sarangani; Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

Intensity I - Malaybalay, Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental

Phivolcs said aftershocks are expected.

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