• Magnitude 5.9 quake
    hits Sarangani—Phivolcs


    A 5.9-magnitude earthquake shook southern Mindanao on Saturday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

    The agency previously recorded the quake at magnitude 5.4 which struck 22 kilometers southeast of Malapatan, Sarangani at 8:30 a.m.

    Phivolcs said it had a depth of 30 kilometers and its origin was tectonic.

    Phivolcs said Intensity V was recorded in Malapatan and Alabel, Sarangani and General Santos City.

    Intensity IV was tracked in Digos City and Kiamba, Sarangani, while Intensity III was felt in Davao City and Lebak, Sultan Kudarat, it added.

    Phivolcs said no damages were expected from the earthquake but warned of possible aftershocks.


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