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Destructive Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake hits Mindanao causes severe damages

Magnitude 6.9 earthquuake shook Davao del Sur at 2:11 p.m. today (Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.) according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. Phivolcs said the epicenter was located 9 kilometers west of Matanao municipality, around 9km from Digos City. The destructive earthquake has a depth of 30km.

The following intensities were felt in these areas:

Intensity VIII - Malungon, Sarangani

Intensity VII - Matanao & Magsaysay, Davao del Sur

Intensity VI - Kidapawan City; General Santos City; Bansalan, Davao del Sur; Alabel & Malapatan, Sarangani; Koronadal City

Intensity V - Tulunan & Matalam, Cotabato; Cotabato City; Davao City; Glan, Sarangani; General Santos City; Koronadal City; Tupi, South Cotabato

Intensity III - Kalilangan, Talakag & Dangcagan, Bukidnon; Gingoog City

Intensity II - Impasugong, Bukidnon; Cagayan de Oro City; Dipolog City; Zamboanga City; Kiamba, Sarangani

Intensity I - Zamboanga del Sur

Phivolcs said damage and aftershocks are expected. The agency have not issued a tsunami warning as the epicenter was inland.


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