A strong magnitude 6.3 quake jolted Davao del Sur on Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.
The tectonic quake struck 6 kilometers (km) southeast of Magsaysay around 12:22 p.m. It had a depth of 15 km.
The quake was strongly felt in Davao City, which caused people to rush out of malls and some buildings.
Philvocs said Intensity V was felt in Kidapawan City.
The following instrumental intensities were also reported:
Intensity V — Koronadal City, South Cotobato
Intensity IV — Alabel and Kiamba, Sarangani; General Santos City, South Cotabato
Intensity II — Cagayan de Oro and Gingoog, Misamis Oriental
Intensity I –Cagayan de Oro, Misamis OrientalPhivolcs said both aftershocks and damages are expected from the earthquake. SOVEREIGNPH