2 moderate quakes jolt Mindanao


Two moderate earthquakes shook various parts of Mindanao on Thursday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the first quake with a magnitude of 3.5 occurred at 12:29 a.m. and its epicenter was traced 12 kilometers northwest of Parang town in Maguindanao.

The agency said the quake had a shallow depth of 17 kilometer.

The second tremor with a magnitude of 3.9 happened at 6:50 a.m. and its epicenter was located nine kilometers northeast of Barira town in Maguindanao.

Phivolcs said it has a shallow depth of 22 kilometers.

Phivolcs said there was no report of damage or casualty from these tremors, which were all tectonic in origin and they also do not expect aftershocks from it. PNA


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