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18 Sep 2019 | 09:22 AM UTC

Philippines: 5.4-magnitude earthquake strikes off Sarangani coast September 18

Philippines News Alert

5.4-magnitude earthquake strikes off Sarangani coast, September 18; aftershocks possible over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/18/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/19/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Manila). COUNTRY/REGION Philippines, Western Davao


A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Sarangani municipality (western Davao) at approximately 15:00 (local time) on Wednesday, September 18. No casualties or major material damages were immediately reported as a result of the earthquake, which struck about 128 km (79.5 mi) southeast of the Sarangani municipality. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, aftershocks are possible in the region over the coming hours. 


Individuals in affected areas are advised to monitor developments, prepare for aftershocks, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.


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