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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits Bukidnon

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits Bukidnon


(2nd UPDATE) Phivolcs says damage and aftershocks are expected following the earthquake

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Bukidnon on Monday night, June 14, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said in a bulletin.

The earthquake, which was tectonic in nature, happened at 10:38 pm with a depth of 3 kilometers. The epicenter was in the municipality of Kadingilan, Bukidnon.

Phivolcs said damage and aftershocks were expected following the earthquake.

The agency said in an earlier bulletin that the earthquake was magnitude 5.9 but later revised it to magnitude 5.7.

Reported intensities

Intensity V – Kadingilan, Bukidnon

Intensity V – Kadingilan, Damulog, Don Carlos, Bukidnon; Wao, Lanao del Sur

Intensity IV – Kalilangan, Kitaotao, Pangantucan, Kibawe, Maramag, Quezon, and Talakag, Bukidnon; Cotabato City; Marawi City; Marantao, Lanao del Sur; Cagayan de Oro City

Intensity III – Pagadian City; Davao City

Intensity II – Arakan, Banisilan and M’lang, Cotabato; Kidapawan City; Dipolog City; Datu Piang, Maguindanao; Bayugan, Agusan del Sur; Opol, Misamis Oriental; Monkayo, Davao Oriental

Intensity I – Mambajao, Camiguin

Instrumental intensities

Intensity III – Cagayan De Oro City and Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental; Kidapawan City

Intensity II – Koronadal City, South Cotabato

Reported intensities are based on what people in the area actually felt, the effects on structures and other things in the area, while instrumental intensities refer to what Phivolcs’ devices or instruments recorded in the area.

In a 10:55 pm advisory, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council also warned of more aftershocks even as it expected damage resulting from the earthquake.

Bukidnon shares boundaries with the provinces of Cotabato, Misamis Oriental, Agusan del Norte, and Lanao, and the cities of Davao and Cagayan de Oro – areas where the earthquake and its aftershocks were felt. – with a report from Herbie Gomez/