Magnitude-4.9 quake hits Davao del Sur, nearby provinces


Posted at Jan 31 2020 08:03 PM | Updated as of Jan 31 2020 08:34 PM

MANILA (UPDATE)—A 4.9-magnitude earthquake shook Davao del Sur and nearby provinces on Friday, according to the Phivolcs.

The tectonic tremor struck at 7:18 p.m. approximately 25 kilometers northeast of Digos City with a depth of 28 km.

Areas that felt intensities were:

  • Intensity V - Digos City; Matanao, Davao Del Sur
  • Intensity IV- Bansalan, Davao Del Sur; Koronadal City and Tupi, South Cotabato; Tulunan, Cotabato
  • Intensity III- Alabel, Sarangani;
  • Intensity II- Don Carlos, Bukidnon; General Santos City; Kiamba, Sarangani; Matalam, Cotabato

Other places that felt instrumental intensities were:

  • Intensity IV - Malungon, Sarangani; Koronadal City and Tupi, South Cotabato
  • Intensity III - Alabel, Sarangani; General Santos City
  • Intensity II - Kiamba, Sarangani

Shoppers at a mall in Ecoland, Davao City were seen evacuating the building.


The Phivolcs said aftershocks could occur, although damage to structure is not expected. — With a report from Hernel Tocmo, ABS-CBN News