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Magnitude 5.4 quake jolts Davao del Sur, Mindanao

Breaking News • 16:30 PM Wed Oct 19, 2022
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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