Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake hit Generoso, Davao Oriental - December 29, 2018

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off east of Governor Generoso town in Davao Oriental on Saturday, December 29, with possible tsunami threat for parts of the Philippines and Indonesia.

According to a bulletin posted by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the quake was recorded at 11: 39 am Saturday. Aftershocks were expected.

The earthquake was felt in the following areas:

Intensity V - Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental; Glan, Sarangani; Koronadal CityIntensity IV - General Santos City; Tupi, South Cotabato; Alabel, Sarangani; Kiamba, Sarangani; Mati City and Manay, Davao Oriental;Davao CityIntensity III - Makilala, North Cotabato; Valencia City and Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon and Cagayan De Oro City; Maitum, Sarangani; Tagum City; Mabini, Compostela Valley; Tacloban City; Palo, LeyteIntensity II - Kadingilan and Don Carlos, Bukidnon; Tagoloan and El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental; M'lang, North Cotabato; Surallah, South CotabatoIntensity I - Zamboanga City

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  1. These earthquakes are pretty dangerous. They are pretty rare in my country and that's good.