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Magnitude 5.8 quake shook Mindanao

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A strong tremor was experienced in a wide area in Mindanao early Monday evening.

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said they are still waiting for reports of damages caused by the tremor.

Phivolcs said the quake was at Magnitude 5.8 and transpired at 6:16 p.m..

Using the 10-point Phivolcs Earthquake Intensity Scale, the quake was felt at Intensity 4 in Pagadian City, Cotabato City, Isulan in Sultan Kudarat, Matutum in South Cotabato and Tacurong City in Sultan Kudarat. Intensity 4 is described in the Phivolcs’ PEIS as moderately strong.

Intensity 3 in Zamboanga City, Cagayan De Oro City, General Santos City and Matalam in North Cotabato, while Intensity 2 was felt at Kidapawan City, Makilala in North Cotabato, Dipolog City, Davao City and Iligan City.

In addition to that, Phivolcs announced that no one was reported hurt, and the quake did not cause any damage to property.

"It’s quite strong that normally can cause some damage to old structures, but it was so deep that we don’t expect it to cause any damage," said Henry Penarubias, a Phivolcs seismologist in a report by Reuters. "We don’t expect it to generate any tsunami."