Magnitude 5.5 quake shakes Davao Occidental

MANILA, Philippines, February 28 ------ A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck Davao Occidental in the early hours of Friday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The quake struck at 3:13 a.m., 187 kilometers southeast of Sarangani town. Phivolcs said that the temblor was of tectonic origin, and had a 130-kilometer depth of focus.

The earthquake, according to Phivolcs, was also felt in other areas at variousintensities:

Instrumental Intensity II- Tupi, South Cotabato; Alabel and Malungon, Sarangani

Instrumental Intensity I- General Santos City; Kiamba, Sarangani; Koronadal City

Phivolcs warned that aftershocks may occur.