Sultan Kudarat Hit by Earthquake with 4.0 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.0 magnitude quake in Sultan Kudarat, May 29, 2020.
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.
One of the strong quakes recorded by Phivolcs is the 7.1 magnitude quake in Davao Oriental. There were expected aftershocks due to the said quake and a tsunami advisory was released.
Previously, last April 22, 2019, 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, a quake has hit a part of Sultan Kudarat. At 04:05 pm, May 29, 2020, Palimbang was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Sultan Kudarat was located at 05.70°North, 124.17°East – 058 km South 03° West of Palimbang. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 030 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in a bulletin that there are no expected damages caused by the quake and as well as aftershocks. Instrumental Intensity I was recorded in the following areas:
- General Santos City
- Tupi, South Cotabato
- Alabel and Kiamba, Sarangani
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for updates.
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