Magnitude 5.3 quake hits parts of Mindanao

Published September 10, 2019, 2:29 PM

by Dr. Eduardo Gonzales

By Antonio Colina IV

DAVAO CITY – A 5.3-magnitude earthquake jolted some parts of Mindanao at 1:39 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).

5.3-magnitude earthquake jolted some parts of Mindanao at 1:39 p.m. on Tuesday (PHIVOLCS MANILA BULLETIN)
A 5.3-magnitude earthquake jolted some parts of Mindanao at 1:39 p.m. on Tuesday (PHIVOLCS MANILA BULLETIN)

In an earthquake bulletin released by PHIVOLCS, the epicenter was plotted at 49 kilometers southeast of Governor Generoso town, Davao Oriental.

According to PHIVOLCS, intensity 3 was felt in Davao City; General Santos City and South Cotabato province; and Gingoog City in Northern Mindanao.

At 1:42 p.m. or some three minutes later, an aftershock was felt in Governor Generoso. No damage was reported as a result of the earthquake.

 
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