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Magnitude 4.5 earthquake hits Philippines

Christian Fernsby |
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake occurred 14 kilometers northwest of Makilala, North Cotabato 9:03am today morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

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The temblor was tectonic in origin and had a depth of two kilometers, Phivolcs said.

It said Intensity 5 was felt in Kidapawan City and in Tulunan, North Cotabato.

Instrumental Intensity 4 was felt in Kidapawan City; Instrumental Intensity 3 in Malungon, Sarangani; Instrumental Intensity 2 in Koronadal City and in Tupi, South Cotabato; and Instrumental Intensity 1 in Alabel, Sarangani.

The earthquake led to the suspension of classes in all levels in Kidapawan City by Mayor Joseph Evangelista.

City information officer Jose Paolo Evangelista relayed the suspension to media through a text message.

Work at the city hall was also suspended.

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