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3.9 quake jolts Cotabato


A magnitude 3.9 earthquake hit Cotabato anew on Sunday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The quake was recorded 22 kilometers (km) west of Makilala at 8:19 a.m.

It had a depth of 4 km and was tectonic in origin.

Intensity 2 was felt in Kidapawan City.

No major damage was reported and no aftershocks were expected, Phivolcs said.

A series of strong earthquakes have shook Mindanao over the past weeks, killing 17 persona and injuring hundreds.

Last week, a magnitude 6.6 and a magnitude 6.5 quake rocked Cotabato province and other areas in Mindanao, affecting over 147,000 families.

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