Quake hits Davao Oriental

Subscribe Now December 04, 2013 at 09:04am

An earthquake hit Davao Oriental early Wednesday, December 4, shaking parts of the Davao region.

The quake was recorded as a magnitude 5.7 tremor, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. It struck at 7:58 am, with the epicenter located offshore, 57 kilometers southeast of Mati City.

The US Geological Survey, meanwhile, said the quake was magnitude 5.5.

Intensity V was felt in Mati, Davao City, and Toril town in Davao Oriental; Intensity IV was felt in Digos City and the towns of Don Marcelino and Malita in Davao del Sur.

Intensity III was felt in Butuan and Kidapawan cities; while Intensity II was felt in parts of Agusan del Sur, Cotabato City, General Santos City, Koronadal City, and South Cotabato.

No damage is expected; aftershocks, however, are expected. There is no tsunami alert for the area in relation to the quake.

Source: rappler.com

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