5.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Mindanao PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 November 2011 17:18

A mild earthquake rocked mainland Mindanao early Sunday morning but there was not reported casualties or damages to properties, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said today.

The Cotabato Phivolcs station based in PC Hill, Cotabato City recorded a magnitude 5.1 quake at about 7:27 a.m.
“It was tectonic in origin,” Phivolcs-Cotabato said in a bulletin.

The epicenter was traced about 58 kilometers southwest of Datu Piang, Maguindanao.

But Phivolcs could not specify as of yet where the earthquake was felt.

It was a mild quake that the locals have not felt in Cotabato City.

There was no aftershock reported.