The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has recorded a 5.6-magnitude earthquake in Sultan Kudarat province Tuesday afternoon, August 2.
Phivolcs said the quake struck 36 kilometers northwest of Lebak, Sultan Kudarat at 1:24 p.m., with a depth of 36 kilometers.
Cotabato City felt the quake at Intensity III (weak), while General Santos City felt it at Intensity II (slightly felt).
Meanwhile, it was “scarcely perceptible” at Intensity I in Zamboanga City.
Phivolcs’ instruments also recorded the quake at Intensity IV in T’boli, South Cotabato; Intensity III in Santo Niño and Koronadal City in South Cotabato and Kiamba in Sarangani; Intensity II in General Santos City and Cotabato City, and Malungon and Maasim in Sarangani; and Intensity I in Zamboanga City, Davao City, Cagayan de Oro City, and Kidapawan City.
Phivolcs noted that the earthquake was tectonic, which means it was caused by the movement of an active fault near the area.
It advised the public to stay vigilant as aftershocks may occur.