MANILA, Philippines – A 4.9 magnitude earthquake struck the municipality of Glan, Sarangani, on Tuesday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

According to the agency, the tectonic earthquake is a replica of the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that shook Davao Occidental on Friday, November 17.

Phivolcs also reported the following instrumental intensities:

Intensity IV – Rótulo, Sarangani; City of Santos Gerais; T’boli, South Cotabato
Intensity III – Peak, Cotabato; Maasim, Kiamba, Malungon, Maitum, Malapatan and Glan, Sarangani; Suralla, Polomolok and Tupi, South Cotabato
Intensity II – Lake Sebu and Tampakan, South Cotabato
Intensity I – Bagumbayan, Sultan Kudarat

Glan is still recovering from the impacts of Friday’s earthquake, which was felt in six regions of Mindanao – Soccsksargen (South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos), Caraga, Davao, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Mindanao Muslim and Zamboanga Peninsula and Northern Mindanao.

In a progress report released by the Sarangani Provincial Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Office (PDRRMO) on Monday, Glan reported four confirmed deaths and 61 people who suffered injuries due to the earthquake that occurred on Friday.

The Sarangani PDRRMO report also said that in Glan alone, Friday’s earthquake damaged a total of 256 houses, consequently affecting a total of 1,256 families.

On the morning of Tuesday, November 21, the National Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Council recorded 9 reported deaths due to the 6.8 magnitude earthquake.


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