North Cotabato Hit by Earthquake with 4.7 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.7 magnitude quake in North Cotabato, October 17, 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 09:53 am today, October 17, 2019, Tulunan was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of North Cotabato was located at 06.78°North, 125.00°East – 020 km South 69° East of Tulunan. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 006 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that there are no expected damages caused by the quake and as well as aftershocks. Here are the instrumental intensities felt in the different areas:
- Koronadal City, South Cotabato
- Alabel, Sarangani
- Tupi, South Cotabato
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for updates.
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