Magnitude 4.8 earthquake rocks Davao del Sur

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A magnitude 4.8 earthquake hit the town of Kiblawan in Davao del Sur early Monday morning.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported that the quake occurred at 1:44 am in 8 kilometers of Kiblawan.

The depth is 21 kilometers and was tectonic in origin.

Intensity V was felt in Kiblawan, Davao del Sur; Malungon, Sarangani while Intensity IV in Davao City; Digos City, and Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur; Tupi, South Cotabato; Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte.

Intensity III was also recorded in Koronadal City; Bansalan and Magsaysay, Davao del Sur; Columbio, Sultan Kudarat and Intensity II in Kidapawan City; General Santos City; Antipas and Makilala, Cotabato

Meanwhile, instrumental intensities are Intensity V in Malungon, Sarangani; Intensity IV in Koronadal City; Tupi, South Cotabato; Intensity III in General Santos City; Alabel, Sarangani; Kidapawan City; and Intensity II in Kiamba, Sarangani.

Phivolcs expected no damage and aftershocks.

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