5.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off South Cotabato early Saturday, Aug. 26

(Eagle News)–A 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck off South Cotabato early Saturday, Aug. 26.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake hit at 3:13 a.m.

The epicenter was 9 kilometers southwest of Surallah.

The depth of focus was 9 kilometers.

The following intensities and instrumental intensities were reported:


Intensity IV- Surallah, Banga, Tampakan, Tupi, T’Boli, and City of Koronadal, South Cotabato; Maasim, Alabel, Glan, and Malapatan, Sarangani; City of General Santos
Intensity III- Lake Sebu, South Cotabato; Malungon, Sarangani
Intensity II- Maitum, Sarangani

Instrumental Intensities:

Intensity V- Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
Intensity IV – Tupi, Banga, Polomolok, Surallah, and Santo Ñino, South Cotabato; City of General Santos; Kiamba and Maasim, Sarangani
Intensity III- Alabel, Malungon, Malapatan, and Maitum, Sarangani
Intensity II- Isulan and Columbio, Sultan Kudarat; Tantangan and Norala, South Cotabato; Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental
Intensity I- Lebak and President Quirino, Sultan Kudarat

Damage to property and aftershocks were expected.