KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/11 April) — An intensity 3 earthquake rocked parts of Kidapawan City and nearby towns in North Cotabato, at around 2:14 p.m., today, reports from Phivolcs-Kidapawanbsub-station said.
The quake came an hour before a magnitude 8.7 earthquake struck off the west coast of Indonesia at 2:38 p.m. (3:38 p.m. Manila)
EngineerNoli Tabigue of Phivolcs-Kidapawan said the quake was tectonic in origin.
The epicenter of the earthquake was 33 kilometers north and 19 kilometers west of Kidapawan City.
Tabigue said the quake was also felt in Magpet, Matalam, Makilala, and other hinterland areas in the province.
The quake was recorded at intensity 3 in Magpet and Makilala and intensity 2 in Matalam.
No one was hurt and no damage to property was reported. (Malu Cadelina-Manar/MidnaNews)