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MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – A magnitude 5.2 earthquake shook parts of central and southern Mindanao Monday morning, July 15.
The quake, which hit at 9:28 am, was centered 7 kilometers northeast of Carmen, North Cotabato (07.21°N, 124.86), with a depth of focus at just 4 km, state seismological bureau Phivolcs said in its initial bulletin.
Intensity V was felt in Carmen; Intensity IV was felt in Kabacan and Matalam, North Cotabato; Intensity III in Tagum City; and Intensity II was felt in Kidapawan and Koronadal cities, the bureau said.
The quake was of tectonic origin, and aftershocks are expected. No damage to property is also expected.
Only last June, Carmen was placed under a state of calamity after two magnitude 5.7 earthquakes struck the town and damaged major infrastructure. – Rappler.com