• Mild quake hits Lanao del Sur

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    COTABATO CITY: A magnitude 3.2 quake hit Lanao del Sur on Saturday but no casualty or damages to property was reported, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Sunday. In its bulletin issued at 9:11 a.m. Sunday, Phivolcs said the tremor that came at 4:57 p.m. was tectonic in origin and traced east of Butig town in Lanao del Sur where an active volcano is located. Phivolcs said the quake has a depth of four kilometers Saripada Lucman Pacasum Jr, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management officer, said disaster workers have been monitoring the situation. Butig town has an active volcano, Mount Makaturing, but disaster officials and Phivolcs could not say if yesterday’s tremor was volcano-related. At 4:22 a.m., Sunday, a slightly stronger quake, Magnitude 3.5, hit Surigao del Sur but no damages to property has been reported.

    PNA

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