North Cotabato Hit by Earthquake with 4.9 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.9 magnitude quake in North Cotabato, October 11, 2019.
Most of the time, quakes hit with no prior signs. Recently, several places in and out of the Philippines were shaken by quakes of different magnitudes.
Previously, in April 22, Phivolcs recorded a quake in a part of Zambales. It had a magnitude of 6.1. Strong shaking were felt leaving people fearing about the so-called “Big One“.
Phivolcs recorded a 5.6 magnitude quake in Makilala, North Cotabato at around 8 pm on July 9. It was followed by several aftershocks.
Recently, another quake has hit a part of North Cotabato. At 09:55 am today, October 11, 2019, Makilala was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of North Cotabato was located at 06.82°North, 125.04°East – 016 km South 18° West of Makilala. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 004 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that there are no expected damages caused by the quake but there may be aftershocks. Here are the reported intensities felt in the different areas:
- Kalilangan, Kadingilan
- Damulog, Bukidnon
- General Santos City
- Tupi, Polomolok & Tampakan, South Cotabato
- Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat
- Koronadal City
- Davao City
- Pres. Roxas, Cotabato
- Makilala, North Cotabato
- Kidapawan City
- Pikit, South Cotabato
- Sta. Cruz, Davao Del Sur
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for updates.
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