Magnitude 5.8 quake jolts Davao del Sur

Posted at 12/10/2012 6:50 AM | Updated as of 12/10/2012 11:09 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck off Davao del Sur on Monday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Phivolcs said the earthquake occurred at 5:45 a.m. Its epicenter was located 65 kilometers southeast of Malita.

The following earthquake intensities were felt in these areas:

  • Intensity IV - Mati, Davao Oriental
  • Intensity III - General Santos City; Digos City, Manay, Davao Oriental
  • Intensity II - Koronadal, South Cotabato

The earthquake was tectonic in origin which means it was caused by the movement of a local fault. It had a depth of 32 kms.

Phivolcs said aftershocks and damages are not expected from the quake.