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A 5.8-magnitude earthquake near Davao, Philippines

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On Thursday at 4.01am, a 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck 13 km west of Monkayo, Davao de Oro, Philippines at a depth of 73.9km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.

The earthquake was felt by a lot of people living close to the epicenter. It was felt in Nangan (pop. 3,400) located 17 km from the epicenter, and Tibanbang (pop. 7,800) 33 km away. In Sigaboy (pop. 8,000) located 37 km from the epicenter, Lupon (pop. 27,200) 65 km away, Mati (pop. 105,900) 66 km away, Malita (pop. 41,100) 69 km away, Santa Maria (pop. 16,800) 87 km away, Samal (pop. 43,500) 98 km away, and Central (pop. 1,212,500) 105 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.

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