Magnitude 5.9 quake rocks Davao de Oro
Magnitude 5.9 quake rocks Davao de Oro
Magnitude 5.9 quake rocks Davao de Oro
by Ellicia Del Mundo20 October 2023
Photo courtesy: Phivolcs website

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocked New Bataan in Davao De Oro on Friday morning, Oct. 20, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

In its bulletin issued at 4:17 AM, Phivolcs said the quake, which was tectonic in origin and had a depth focus of 13 kilometers, occurred at around 2:58 AM.

The state seismologist earlier reported the quake as magnitude 6.2.

Intensities were recorded in the areas of:

  • Intensity V- Caraga, Davao Oriental; New Bataan, Maragusan, and Pantukan, Davao De Oro
  • Intensity IV- Nabunturan, Compostela, Monkayo, Mawab, Montevista, Laak, Mabini, and Maco, Davao De Oro
  • Intensity III- City of Davao; City of Tagum, Davao Del Norte
  • Intensity I- City of Bislig And City of Tandag, Surigao Del Sur


Photo courtesy: Phivolcs website

Phivolcs also recorded instrumental intensities in the following areas:

  • Intensity IV- Nabunturan, Davao De Oro
  • Intensity III- Malungon, Sarangani
  • Intensity II - Magpet, Alamada, Cotabato; City of Davao; Matanao, Davao Del Sur; Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental; City of Koronadal, Tupi, And Tampakan, South Cotabato
  • Intensity I - Malaybalay, Bukidnon; M'lang and City of Kidapawan, Cotabato; City Of Gingoog, Misamis Oriental; Malapatan and Kiamba, Sarangani; Polomolok, South Cotabato; City of General Santos

The state seismologist said damages and aftershocks are expected to happen.

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