Intensity 7: Destructive shaking felt in Kidapawan, 3 Mindanao towns - Phivolcs


Posted at Oct 29 2019 10:58 AM | Updated as of Oct 29 2019 11:48 AM

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A Magnitude 6.6 earthquake caused destructive shaking in Kidapawan City and 3 other towns in Mindanao Tuesday, according to Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology director Renato Solidum. 

Speaking to radio DZMM, Solidum said the quake was felt at Intensity 7 in Tulunan and Makilala, Cotabato; Kidapawan City; and Malungon, Sarangani. 

The quake was also felt in the following areas: 

Intensity VI - Davao City; Koronadal City; Cagayan de Oro City

Intensity V - Tampakan, Surallah at Tupi, South Cotabato; Alabel, Sarangani

Intensity IV - General Santos City; Kalilangan, Bukidnon

Intensity III - Sergio Osmeña Sr., Zamboanga del Norte; Zamboanga City; Dipolog City; Molave, Zamboanga del Norte; Talakag, Bukidnon

Intensity I - Camiguin, Mambajao

Solidum said the quake is related to the October 16 Magnitude 6.3 quake which also had its epicenter in Tulunan, Cotabato. 

"Because of the length of the fault line, it's possible that only a portion will move or that other faults nearby will move due to stress," he said. 

He ruled out that the quake could cause a tsunami. "Walang banta ng tsunami dahil nangyari ito sa kalupaan...Wala pong mangyayaring ganun," he said. 

The Phivolcs director said the public should expect aftershocks, saying buildings with damage should not be used.