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Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Jolts Lanao Del Sur on April 12, 2017

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) released statement for magnitude 6.0 earthquake that jolted parts of Davao and nearby areas in the southern portion last April 12, 2017. The location of occurrence was recorded at 07.71°N, 124.66°E – 013 km N 56° W of Wao (Lanao Del Sur). Depth of Focus (Km) is 1 km.


Intensity VII – Wao, Lanao del Sur; Kalilangan, Bukidnon

Intensity VI- Amai Manabilang, Lanao del Sur

Intensity V- Banisilan, Cotabato; Pangantukan, Bukidnon

Intensity IV- Cagayan de Oro City; Davao City; Cotabato City; Iligan City; Ginoog City, Misamis

Oriental; Matalam, North Cotabato; Valencia and Maramag, Bukidnon

Intensity III- Kabacan and Arakan, North Cotabato; Lebak, Sultan Kudarat; Pikit, Cotabato;

Quezon and Don Carlos, Bukidnon

Intensity II- Kidapawan City; Koronadal City; Tagum City; Antipas and Carmen, Cotabato; Pres.

Roxas, North Cotabato; Camiguin

Instrumental Intensities:

Intensity III – Cagayan de Oro City; Kidapawan City

Intensity I – General Santos City

In official websites of PHIVOLCS reported, “Based on preliminary intensity reports, the strongest ground shaking was felt at PHIVOLCS Earthquake Intensity Scale (PEIS) VII (Destructive) in Wao, Lanao del Sur and Kalilangan, Bukidnon. Furthermore, it was felt at PEIS VI (Very Strong) in Amai Manabilang, Lanao del Sur;  PEIS V (Strong) in Pangantukan, Bukidnon, and Banisilan, Cotabato.  It was also felt at PEIS IV in Cagayan de Oro City, Iligan City, Cotabato City, Gingoog City in Misamis Oriental, Matalam in North Cotabato, Valencia and Maramag in Bukidnon, and Davao City. This was felt at PEIS III to I in Kabacan and Arakan in North Cotabato, Quezon and Don Carlos in Bukidnon, Pikit in Cotabato, Lebak in Sultan Kudarat, Kidapawan City, Koronadal City, and Mambajao in Camiguin. Damages to some buildings and roads due to strong ground shaking were reported near the epicentral area. Landslides were also reported in Amai Manabilang (Bumbaran). At the time of writing, there are no reports of casualties.”

Phivolcs warned of possible aftershocks and damages from the quake.

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