Magnitude 5.8 quake hits Davao Oriental; aftershocks expected


Posted at Sep 10 2019 05:24 PM

Courtesy of Phivolcs website

MANILA - A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Davao Oriental, Phivolcs said Tuesday.

The tectonic temblor struck the province at 1:39 p.m. approximately 39 kilometers (km) southeast of Governor Generoso town with a depth of 45 km, and was felt in nearby provinces.

Below are areas where the quake was felt:

•Intensity V - Governor Generoso and Mati, Davao Oriental

•Intensity IV - Tarragona, Davao Oriental; Davao City; Tagum City & Panabo City, Davao Del Norte

•Intensity III - Lebak, Sultan Kudarat; General Santos City; Alabel, Malapatan, Glan & Kiamba, Sarangani; Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur; Bislig City; Butuan City

•Intensity II - San Francisco, Southern Leyte; Santa Cruz, Davao Del Sur; Koronadal City; Magpet & Makilala, North Cotabato; Polomolok, Tupi & Surallah, South Cotabato; Malungon, Sarangani; Kalilangan, Bukidnon; Kidapawan City; Cagayan De Oro City; Columbio, Sultan Kudarat

Meanwhile, instrumental intensities were also felt in the areas listed below:

•Intensity III - Davao City; General Santos City; Gingoog City; Kiamba & Alabel, Sarangani

•Intensity II - Bislig City; Kidapawan City; Cotabato City

•Intensity I - Tupi, South Cotabato

Aftershocks are expected, although there was no reported damage to structure, Phivolcs said.