Moderately strong quake hits Cotabato anew

Published November 12, 2019, 9:36 AM

by Patrick Garcia

By Mike Crismundo
BUTUAN CITY – Another moderately strong earthquake struck Cotabato province Tuesday morning, Nov. 12, 2019.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) traced the origin of the 3.0-magnitude earthquake to only 9 kilometers (km) southwest of Makilala town, North Cotabato province – near the epicenter of the 6.3-magnitude quake last October 16, 2019 in Tulunan town.

The new tremor registered at 7:39 a.m. with a shallow depth of only 2 km, it said.

Intensity III was also registered in the nearby city of Kidapawan.

At 8:11 a.m. on Tuesday, another 3.1 magnitude earthquake was registered and its epicenter was plotted 19 km southeast of Tulunan town, with a depth of 18 km, Phivolcs said in its latest bulletin.

The new tremors were tectonic in origin, it said.

There is no expected damage or aftershock from the tremors.