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Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit Davao de Oro, PHIVOLCS says

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit Davao de Oro, PHIVOLCS says

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Davao de Oro on Tuesday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said.

The earthquake which occurred at 2:02 p.m. had its epicenter at 07.50°N, 126.20°E - 008 km S 52° E of the municipality of New Bataan.

It had a depth of 10 km and was tectonic in origin.

The quake was felt at the following intensities:

  • Intensity V - Maco, Maragusan, Nabunturan, New Bataan, and Pantukan, Davao de Oro
  • Intensity IV - Monkayo, Davao de Oro; City of Tagum, Davao del Norte; City of Bislig, Surigao del Sur
  • Intensity III - Santa Cruz, Davao del Sur; City of Davao; City of Mati, Davao Oriental
  • Intensity II - City of Cagayan De Oro; Antipas, Carmen, and City of Kidapawan, Cotabato; Columbio, Sultan Kudarat
  • Intensity I - Aleosan, Cotabato; Esperanza, Lutayan, and President Quirino, Sultan Kudarat


PHIVOLCS said damage and aftershocks are expected.

The agency first reported the earthquake as having magnitude 6.2, then revised it.

Last month, four strong quakes were also recorded by PHIVOLCS.

A magnitude 6 earthquake occurred southwest of Batuan, Masbate on February 16. 

On Feb. 24, PHIVOLCS reported a magnitude 6.6 earthquake offshore southeast of Sarangani Island, Davao Occidental. 

Meanwhile, on Feb. 11, a magnitude 6 earthquake struck off the coast of Davao Occidental. 

On Feb. 1, a magnitude 6 earthquake hit New Bataan, Davao de Oro. —KG, GMA Integrated News