Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocks parts of Mindanao

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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocks parts of Mindanao

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit parts of Mindanao at 7:37 pm on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

In a bulletin, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the epicenter of the earthquake was located off the municipality of Tulunan in North Cotabato. 

The following intensities were recorded:

  • Intensity VII – Kidapawan City

Instrumental Intensities:

  • Intensity VII – Kidapawan City
  • Intensity V – Tupi, South Cotabato; Alabel, Sarangani
  • Intensity IV – Kiamba, Sarangani; T’Boli, South Cotabato; General Santos City
  • Intensity III – Cagayan de Oro City; Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental;
  • Intensity II – Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental
  • Intensity I – Dipolog City; Bislig City

Phivolcs said there are expected damages and aftershocks. 

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