5.3-magnitude quake hits Davao del Sur anew

Published December 18, 2019, 7:11 AM

by Patrick Garcia

 By Marjaleen Ramos

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck Davao del Sur early Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported.

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The quake, which occurred at 4:18 a.m., was tectonic in origin and was traced 28 kilometers southeast of Padada, Davao del Sur.

The quake had a depth of 9 km, with the following registered intensities: Intensity V – Digos City; Intensity IV – General Santos City

PHIVOLCS said the quake was not expected to cause any damage to property. However, aftershocks are likely to happen.

The tremor follows the magnitude 6.9 quake that hit the province on Sunday.

 
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