Magnitude 4.8 quake rocks Padada, Davao del Sur


Posted at Dec 16 2019 08:55 PM

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MANILA - A 4.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Padada, Davao del Sur Monday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The tectonic tremor struck at 4:53 p.m. at about 10 kilometers southwest of Padada town with a depth of 10 kilometers.

Below are areas where the magnitude 4.8 quake was felt:

  • Intensity V- Padada, Davao Del Sur
  • Intensity II - Kidapawan City

Instrumental intensities were also recorded:

  • Intensity II- Kidapawan City

Phivolcs said no damage nor aftershocks are expected.

On Sunday afternoon, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake also hit Padada. It was felt at different intensities in different parts of Mindanao.

Three powerful quakes, all of which were above 6 on the magnitude scale, struck the region in October, leaving at least 23 dead and scores injured.