M5.5 quake jolts Davao Occidental; aftershocks expected


Posted at Feb 28 2020 05:21 AM

Photo courtesy of Phivolcs

MANILA - A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental early Friday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

The tectonic tremor struck at 3:13 a.m. approximately 187 kilometers south east of Sarangani with a depth of 130 km.

Instrumental Intensity II was felt at Tupi, South Cotabato; Alabel and Malungon, Sarangani while Instrumental Intensity I was felt at General Santos City; Kiamba, Sarangani and Koronadal City.

Phivolcs said there is no expected damage to structure but aftershocks could occur.