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No damage from 2 strong earthquakes off Davao Oriental, PDRRMO reports

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Members of the Davao Oriental PDRRMO assist workers and guests of a resort after a tsunami alert was raised following a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck off Governor Generoso town on Dec. 29, 2018. The tsunami warning was withdrawn several hours later. — DAVAO ORIENTAL PIO

THE TWO strong earthquakes that hit off Governor Generoso town last Friday and Saturday did not cause any damage, according to authorities. The Davao Oriental Provincial Disaster and Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) reported on Sunday morning that assessments show the tremors, which also had several aftershocks, did not have any major impact on infrastructure and buildings. At around 6:12 p.m. Friday, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck 88 kilometers southeast of Governor Generoso. It was felt at intensity V in Governor Generoso and Mati City in Davao Oriental; intensity IV in the cities of Davao and General Santos and the towns of Alabel, Glan, Kiamba, Malungon in Sarangani; and intensity III in Sta. Cruz in Davao del Sur, Tupi and Koronadal City in South Cotabato. Lower intensities were recorded in Cagayan de Oro City and parts of the provinces of Surigao del Sur, Bukidnon, and Cotabato. On Saturday at 5:45 p.m., a magnitude of 5.4 again shook the eastern part of Mindanao with an epicenter 93 kilometers southeast of Governor Generoso. It was again felt at intensity V in Governor Generoso and Mati City; and intensity IV in Davao City and Manay in Davao Oriental. — Carmelito Q. Francisco

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