Mindanao Rattled: A Powerful Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake That Shook the Sarangani, Davao Occidental, Philippines


In a region known for its stunning landscapes and vibrant communities, Mindanao recently experienced a seismic event that left its mark on the hearts and minds of its residents. This blog post aims to recount the powerful earthquake that shook Mindanao, detailing the events, impact, and the resilience of the people affected.

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On November 17, 2023, Sarangani Davao Occidental and nearby places in Mindanao were jolted by a powerful earthquake, registering a magnitude of 6.8. The epicenter, located in Sarangani Island , sent shockwaves through the region, leaving buildings swaying and residents in a state of panic.


Explore the impact of the earthquake on local communities. Highlight any damage to infrastructure, homes, and businesses. Discuss the immediate response from local authorities and emergency services.


Shed light on the rapid response from rescue teams, both local and national, as they worked tirelessly to provide aid and support to affected areas. 

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Earthquake Information from PAG-ASA

Date and Time: 17 November 2023 - 04:14 PM

Magnitude = 6.8

Depth = 063 km

Location = 05.38°N, 125.24°E - 028 km S 68° W of Sarangani Island (Municipality Of Sarangani) (Davao Occidental)


Reported Intensities:

Intensity VII - Glan, SARANGANI

Intensity VI - City of Koronadal and Polomolok, SOUTH COTABATO; CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS 

Intensity V - Pantukan, DAVAO DE ORO; City of Tagum, DAVAO DEL NORTE; Jose Abad Santos, 

DAVAO OCCIDENTAL; Alabel, Kiamba, Maitum, Maasim, and Malungon, SARANGANI; Banga, 

Lake Sebu, Tampakan, and Tupi, SOUTH COTABATO; City of Tacurong, SULTAN KUDARAT 

Intensity IV - CITY OF ZAMBOANGA; Magsaysay, DAVAO DEL SUR; 

CITY OF DAVAO; Banisilan, Matalam, Kabacan, and City of Kidapawan, COTABATO; Malapatan, SARANGANI; Norala, Tantangan, Santo NiƱo, and T'Boli, SOUTH COTABATO; 

Bagumbayan, Kalamansig, Lebak, Lutayan, Palimbang, President Quirino, and Senator Ninoy 

Aquino, SULTAN KUDARAT; City of Bislig, and Hinatuan, SURIGAO DEL SUR; Datu Odin Sinsuat, MAGUINDANAO; CITY OF COTABATO; City of Bayugan, AGUSAN DEL SUR 

Intensity III - Kalilangan, BUKIDNON; Laak, and Nabunturan, DAVAO DE ORO; Aleosan, Antipas, 

M'lang, Magpet, and Pigkawayan, COTABATO; Surallah, SOUTH COTABATO; 

CITY OF BUTUAN; City of Isabela, BASILAN; Jolo, SULU 

Intensity II - Don Carlos, and San Fernando, BUKIDNON; Maco, and New Bataan, DAVAO DE ORO; Carmen, COTABATO 

Intensity I - Cabanglasan, Dangcagan, Libona, Malitbog, Manolo Fortich, Maramag, Talakag, and City of Valencia, BUKIDNON; Mambajao, CAMIGUIN; Balingasag, and Villanueva, MISAMIS ORIENTAL


Instrumental Intensities:

Intensity VIII - Glan, SARANGANI; CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS

Intensity V - Matanao, DAVAO DEL SUR; Jose Abad Santos, DAVAO OCCIDENTAL; Maasim, Kiamba, and Malapatan, SARANGANI; Banga, Lake Sebu, Polomolok, and Tampakan, SOUTH COTABATO 

Intensity IV - Magsaysay, DAVAO DEL SUR; CITY OF DAVAO; Don Marcelino, DAVAO OCCIDENTAL; City of Kidapawan, COTABATO; Norala, and Tantangan, 

SOUTH COTABATO; Bagumbayan, Columbio, Esperanza, Isulan, Kalamansig, Lebak, and President Quirino, SULTAN KUDARAT 

Intensity III - CITY OF ZAMBOANGA; Nabunturan, DAVAO DE ORO; M'lang, COTABATO; Lambayong, SULTAN KUDARAT 

Intensity II - Molave, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR; City of Malaybalay, BUKIDNON; Kapatagan, 

LANAO DEL NORTE; Balingasag, and Initao, MISAMIS ORIENTAL; CITY OF CAGAYAN DE ORO; Carmen, and Pikit, COTABATO 

Intensity I - City of Dapitan, Liloy, and Sindangan, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE; Talakag, 

BUKIDNON; Tubod, LANAO DEL NORTE; Alamada, COTABATO; City of Cabadbaran, AGUSAN DEL NORTE; City of Bislig, SURIGAO DEL SUR 


https://earthquake.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph/2023_Earthquake_Information/November/2023_1117_0814_B4F.html

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