Magnitude 5.8 quake shakes Mindanao

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A moderate earthquake shakes Davao and neighboring provinces, days after Typhoon Pablo hit the region

MANILA, Philippines – A moderate 5.8-magnitude earthquake shook typhoon-hit Mindanao Monday, December 10, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The quake struck at 5:45 am (2145 GMT) around 11 kilometers northwest of San Isidro, Davao Oriental, at a depth of 32 kilometers, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The quake was of tectonic origin, according to Phivolcs. There was a low likelihood of casualties and damage, the agency added.

Intensity IV was felt in Davao City; Mati, Davao Oriental; and San Isidro, while Intensity III was felt in General Santos; Digos; Manay, Davao Oriental; Tagum City; and Padada, Davao del Sur.

Koronadal, South Cotabato; Matalam, North Cotabato; and Bislig City, on the other hand, felt the quake at Intensity II.

The Hong Kong Observatory measured the tremor at a stronger 6.0, while the US Geological Survey recorded the quake at 5.6.

Mindanao is still clearing up after powerful Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) hit the region last week killing at least 548 people. – Rappler.com/ Agence France-Presse

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