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Earthquake swarm hit North Cotabato

An Earthquake swarm strike North Cotabato yesterday and this morning. Up to now 21 earthquakes of magnitudes amongst 2.4 and 5.2 hit the location south-west of Kidapawan Town in southern Mindanao.

Earthquakes 2014-09-20
Map from our Earthquake page.

The to start with, a 4.4 magnitude quake, transpired at 5:59 a.m. 6 kilometers southeast of Makilala city adopted by extra tremors in the next several hours. At 12:26 p.m., a magnitude 5 quake struck, and the epicenter was found 14 km southwest of Kidapawan City with a depth of 11 km.

At 4:00 p.m. yesterday, Phivolcs-Location XII informed that 69 houses were ruined, 15 of them ruined beyond mend. The village of Makilala was celebrating its 62nd founding working day  when the quakes struck.

Intensities were reported as:
Intensity V – Kidapawan City Makilala, North Cotabato
Depth IV – Mlang and Matalam, North Cotabato
Intensity III – Davao City
Intensity II – Normal Santos Town Koronadal Town

(The Intensity Scale is stated below)

As per now noon time, we counted 1439 earthquakes since January 1, 2014. 

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