Earthquake Magnitude 5.7 Struck Davao Oriental Dec. 4, 2013



The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported that Davao Oriental province struck of 5.7 magnitude earthquake on Wednesday morning December 4, 2013.

According to Phivolcs the quake registered at 7:58 a.m. with 57-kilometers epicenter southeast of Mati, Davao Oriental.

Below are the lists of intensities recorded from different areas affected by the earthquake:

Intensity V
Davao City, Mati Davao Oriental, Toril, Davao Del Sur
Intensity IV
Digos City, Don Marcelino and Malita, Davao Del Sur
Intensity III
Butuan City, Kidapawan City, Tagum City, Panabo City, Compostela Valley, Matanao, Devao Del Sur
Intensity II
San Francisco, Agusan Del Sur, Cotabato City, Gen. Santos City, Koronadal City, Plomolok South Cotabato, Alabel Sarangani.


Earthquake magnitude 5.7 in Davao Oriental









Phivolcs reported that intensity V is the strongest recorded from this quake and it is generally felt by the people in their homes and outside from their homes. The quake caused the people wake up from sleeping and many are frightened running outside their homes.

People inside the establishment felt strong shaking and rocking of the building. Hanging objects from the ceiling were swinging violently. The quake broke some of the kitchen utensils, drops unstable objects and spill liquids from open containers. Standing vehicles are noticeably rocking. Leaves and twigs of trees are also shaking, but no major damages reported so far.

Phivolcs warned for the aftershocks as the quake struck at a depth of 52-kilometers.

Phivolcs executive director Renato Solidum told ANC news, “The movement that triggered the quake is coming either from Philippine Fault Zone or the Philippine Trench which is not related to the 7.2 magnitude that struck Bohol last October 15, 2013,” he said.

Solidum said, “It is a different earthquake generator form Bohol fault.”

“There is no tsunami alert because the quake is not strong enough to trigger tsunami,” explained Solidom.

Meanwhile, the United State Geological Survey recorded the magnitude of the quake at 5.5.



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