Magnitude 5.4 quake rocks Bukidnon and Lanao del Sur

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Posted at Sep 24 2017 07:56 AM | Updated as of Sep 24 2017 08:41 AM

MANILA - A series of strong earthquakes rocked parts of Mindanao Sunday morning according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

A magnitude 5.4 quake struck the town of Wao in Lanao del Sur at 4:47 AM which was felt as intensity 6 in the town of Kalilangan, Bukidnon and intensity 3 in Cagayan de Oro City.

Patients were rushed out of the Wao District Hospital in Lanao del Sur after a strong quake hit the area. Photo courtesy of Oliver Ferrarez

At 5:18 AM, Wao was rocked by another magnitude 4.0 quake.

The town of Don Carlos, Bukidnon meanwhile was rocked by a magnitude 4.1 quake at 5:30 AM.

Patients were rushed out of the Wao District Hospital in Lanao del Sur after a strong quake hit the area. Photo courtesy of Oliver Ferrarez
Wao District Hospital in Lanao del Sur suffered some damage after a strong quake hit the area. Photo courtesy of Oliver Ferrarez

The quake caused power outage in some of the affected areas, and patients had to be rushed out of the Wao District Hospital.

Phivolcs said aftershocks are likely.