Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake jolts Mindanao

A moderate magnitude of 5.8 earthquake jolts Mindanao on Monday, November 18.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the Mindanao earthquake hit a depth of 25.8km (16 miles) today.  According to the USGS, the quake struck at 9.21 pm local time (1.21 pm GMT).

There have been no reports of casualties or damage to buildings as of yet.

According to testimonies on Earthquake-report, there have been reports of people “screaming” in the province of Bukidnon on the island.

Moreover, the earthquake hit approximately 92km (56 miles) from the city of Davao.

Another person also wrote: “About 20 secs shaking.”

“We were really scared that I ran out from my bedroom.”

Just las month, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Mindanao and left at least one dead and dozens injured.

Dozens of people were reportedly hurt, including teachers and students from different areas in Mindanao like Cotabato and Cagayan de Oro province.

The PIVS located the quake’s epicenter at Tulunan town in Cotabato province, which was also hit by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on October 16, where three people were killed.

Earthquake victims in Cotabato begged for help because of food and water shortage due to the severe damage they suffered during three major earthquakes in Mindanao.

About 31 earthquake evacuees or “internally displaced persons” were brought to different hospitals after they ate spoiled meals and got food poisoned in an evacuation center in Malabuan Elementary School in Brgy. Malabuan, Makilala, on November 6.