Magnitude 5.9 quake shakes Bukidnon, parts of Mindanao


Posted at Nov 18 2019 09:53 PM | Updated as of Nov 19 2019 01:17 AM

Courtesy of Phivolcs website

MANILA (UPDATE)—A 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted Bukidnon Monday night, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The tectonic tremor struck at 9:22 p.m. at about 8 kilometers northwest of Kadingilan town with a depth of 5 kms.

The following are the reported intensities:

Intensity 6 - Kadingilan, Kalilangan, Don Carlos, Maramag, Kitaotao and San Fernando, Bukidnon

Intensity 5 - Damulog, Talakag and Valencia City, Bukidnon; Midsayap, Cotabato; Kidapawan
City; Marawi City

Intensity 4 - Impasugong and Malaybalay, Bukidnon; Malungon, Sarangani; Antipas, Cotabato,
Rosario, Agusan Del Sur; Cotabato City; Davao City; Koronadal City; Cagayan De Oro City

Intensity 3 - Malitbog, Bukidnon; Tupi, South Cotabato; Manticao, Misamis Oriental; Tubod and
Bacolod, Lanao Del Norte; Alabel, Sarangani; Gingoog City; Pagadian City; Iligan City

Intensity 2 - Polomolok, Lake Sebu and Tampakan, South Cotabato; Kiamba, Sarangani;
Mambajao, Camiguin; Sindangan and Polanco, Zamboanga Del Norte; Molave, Zamboanga Del
Sur; Dipolog City; General Santos City

Intensity 1 - Zamboanga City

Courtesy of Paul Engbino

Courtesy of Paul Engbino

Courtesy of Paul Engbino

Courtesy of Paul Engbino

Phivolcs said the quake would cause damage and spawn aftershocks.

Several houses in Don Carlos town, Bukidnon sustained damage from the tremor. It also sent terrified locals into the streets as some buildings shook in Davao City.

In October, a string of powerful temblors struck Mindanao, leaving several dead, dozens hurt and houses and buildings destroyed or damaged. 

—With reports from Angelo Andrade and Bonna Pamplona