Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake Jolts Davao Oriental

Aftershocks are expected, Phivolcs said.
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A Magnitude 5.4 earthquake jolted a Davao Oriental town on Sunday morning, Phivolcs said as it warned of possible aftershocks and damage.

The earthquake struck 37 kilometers south of Governor Generoso town at 8:09 a.m. It has a depth of 42 kilometers and was tectonic in origin.

The following intensities were recorded:

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Intensity V - Strong: Generally felt by most people outdoors and indoors

  • Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental

Intensity IV -Moderately Strong: Felt generally by people indoors and by some people outdoors

  • Mati City, Davao Oriental

Intensity III - Weak: Felt by many people indoors especially on upper floors of buildings

  • Tampakan, South Cotabato
  • Tupi, South Cotabato

Intensity II - Slightly Felt: Felt by few individuals at rest indoors. Hanging objects swing slightly

  • Davao City
  • General Santos City
  • Kidapawan City
  • Kiamba, Sarangani

Intensity I - Scarcely Perceptible: Perceptible to people under favorable circumstances

  • Arakan, Cotabato


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