Magnitude 5.7 quake rattles Mindanao


Posted at Sep 04 2016 12:12 PM

Magnitude 5.7 quake rattles Mindanao 1

MANILA - A magnitude 5.7 earthquake that hit Agusan del Sur province on Sunday was felt in parts of Mindanao, state seismologists said.

The quake struck at a shallow depth of 11 kilometers, some 6 kilometers east of La Paz town, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Intensity 4 was felt in Butuan City.

Phivolcs said this intensity is "felt generally by people indoors and by some people outdoors. Light sleepers are awakened. Vibration is felt like a passing of heavy truck. Hanging objects swing considerably."

"Dinner, plates, glasses, windows and doors rattle. Floors and walls of wood framed buildings creak. Standing motor cars may rock slightly. Liquids in containers are slightly disturbed. Water in containers oscillate strongly. Rumbling sound may sometimes be heard."

Meanwhile, intensity 2 was felt in Cagayan de Oro City and intensity 1 in Kidapawan City.

Instrumental intensity 1 was also recorded in the cities of Kidapawan, Surigao, Sarangani and Bislig.

Phivolcs said aftershocks are expected from the quake, which was tectonic in origin.