2 quakes jolt Davao del Sur

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews /23 Oct) – Two earthquakes of tectonic origin jolted Davao del Sur on Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The first quake occurred at 4:53 a.m. and had a magnitude of 5.1. Its epicenter was 50 kilometers southeast of the island town of Sarangani and had a depth of 15 km.

A 3.3-magnitude quake jolted the same town at 2:29 p.m. The epicenter of the temblor was 121 kilometers southwest of the island town of Sarangani, and had a depth of 108 km.

There were no reports of immediate casualties or aftershocks.

For Wednesday alone, Phivolcs had recorded nine aftershocks as of 1:28 p.m. around Bohol where a 7.2-magnitude quake devastated the province and Cebu last Oct. 15.

The quake has claimed close to 200 lives and injured hundreds. It also damaged or toppled down Spanish era churches, roads, houses and other structures. (MindaNews)