Magnitude 5.1 hits Davao del Sur in the Philippines

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck the parts of Mindanao in the Philippines on Thursday, May 6, which epicenter was located at 8 kilometers (km) southwest of Magsaysay, Davao Del Sur at 2:24 P.M, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Citing the Earthquake Bulleting released by Phivolcs, Intensity V was felt in Koronadal City, South Cotabato; while Intensity IV was measured in Bansalan, Matanao, Hagonoy, and Padada in Davao del Sur; Davao City; Digos City; Kidapawan City; and Tupi, South Cotabato.

Meanwhile, Intensity III was felt in Lake Sebu and Tampakan, South Cotabato; Antipas, Kabacan, Matalam, and M’lang, Cotabato; as well as in Columbio and Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat; while Intensity II was measured in Pikit, Cotabato; Isulan, Sultan Kudarat; Alabel, Sarangani; and General Santos City.

While no damages are expected, Phivolcs warned of the possibility of aftershocks.

This quake occurred just a few hours after a 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook Catanduanes earlier at 12:29 p.m.


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