Quake jolts Bukidnon

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 15 March) – A magnitude 5 earthquake jolted Bukidnon and neighboring provinces mid-afternoon Thursday, but the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said it was not expecting damage, although aftershocks are likely.

Illustration courtesy of PHIVOLCS.

PHIVOLCS said the earthquake occurred at 3:19:59 p.m. with epicenter at the coordinates 08.10°N, 124.56°E, or 19 kilometers southwest of Talakag, which is near its boundary with Iligan City.

It was reportedly of tectonic origin at a depth of 1 kilometer.

PHIVOLCS said it was felt as Intensity IV in Iligan City, Intensity III in Cagayan de Oro, and Intensity II in Kalilangan, Bukidnon. (MindaNews)