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5.2-magnitude quake hits Davao Oriental


By Marjaleen Ramos

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck Davao Oriental early Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported.



The earthquake, which occurred at 4:53 a.m., was tectonic in origin and was traced 17 kilometers northeast of Manay, Davao Oriental.

The quake had a depth of 108 km, with the following registered intensities: Intensity II – General Santos City

PHIVOLCS said the quake was also felt under the following instrumental Intensities: Intensity III – Alabel, Sarangani; Intensity II – Tupi, South Cotabato, General Santos City; Intensity I – Kiamba, Sarangani

The quake was not expected to cause any damage to property. However, aftershocks are likely to happen.

PHIVOLCS said it was not an aftershock of the 6.3-magnitude quake that hit North Cotabato Wednesday evening.

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