Magnitude 5.0 quake rocks Davao Occidental

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 20) — A magnitude 5.0 quake rocked parts of Mindanao Wednesday evening, state seismologists reported.

The quake struck 31 kilometers northeast of Jose Abad Santos in Davao Occidental, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

PHIVOLCS initially reported that the quake was a magnitude 5.6 but later downgraded this to magnitude 5.0.

PHIVOLCS said the quake will not cause damage, but there may be aftershocks.

Intensity IV was recorded in Malungon town in Sarangani, while Intensity III was recorded in Alabel town in Sarangani. Intensity II was recorded in Kiamba town in Sarangani, in General Santos City, and in Tupi town in South Cotabato.