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Magnitude 5.4 natural disaster hits Lanao del Sur

Magnitude 5.4 natural disaster hits Lanao del Sur”

Based on the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology report, the quake, which occurred at 4:47 a.m.in Wao, Lanao del Sur province, also left 58 houses of affected people "highly" damaged.

The 5.4-magnitude quake in Wao struck at 4:47 am of September 24.

Lanao del Sur experienced a series of seismic activities starting at 1:48 a.m. Sunday with 4.2-magnitude, according to a Phivolcs-10 update. Intensity 6 was felt in Kalilangan in Bukidnon province, intensity 5 in Cagayan de Oro City, intensity 4 in Pangantucan, Kadingilan, Maramag, Damulog, Quezon, and Don Carlos towns, and cities Valencia and Malaybalay in Bukidnon province.

Amer Lucman, officer in charge of the Lanao del Sur PDRRMO, added the hospital was damaged in the quake.

Photos showed a broken wall, a cracked post, and a busted television set.

A 5.4 magnitude quake in the country's southern island of Mindanao Sunday, injured at least 10 people and destroyed 58 houses, officials said. Meanwhile, intensity 3 was recorded in Kabacan town in North Cotabato, Talakag in Bukidnon and Tagoloan in Misamis Oriental, while intensity 2 was felt in Kidapawan City.

Except for Bukidnon and this city, other parts of Northern Mindanao were unaffected by the tremor, Labininay said. It had a depth of 10 kilometers.

In April, the town of Wao was hit by a magnitude 6.0 quake, which affected 14 barangay (villages) and damaged property estimated at P25 million. Damage from that temblor was estimated at around PHP25 million.



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