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Magnitude 6.9 earthquake shakes Davao del Sur

eartquake davao december 2019 - Magnitude 6.9 earthquake shakes Davao del Sur

Photo source: Phivolcs

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake has hit Davao del Sur on Sunday, December 15.

The Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the earthquake occurred at 2:11 PM about 6 kilometers away from Padada, Davao del Sur, at a depth of 30 kilometers.

In recent months, several quakes have hit Mindanao.

For instance, Cotabato has experienced three succeeding strong earthquakes in October. The first quake had a magnitude of 6.3 struck on October 16, the second with magnitude 6.6 on October 29, and the latest, just two days after on October 31, with magnitude 6.5.

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