MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Thursday (August 12) reported that the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck Davao Oriental did not cause any major damage to any port managed by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA).
After assessment, no damage to the runway, taxiway and ramp of Davao Airport was reported following the tremor.
There were no reported injuries and all personnel are accounted for, the DOTr said.
Meanwhile, based on the preliminary assessment report of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) there were reported minor cracks on the runway of Mati Airport.
However, no damage on the Passenger Terminal Building was reported. Full assessment for Mati is ongoing, the agency added.
As for all facilities of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and public terminals affected by the earthquake in Region 11 so far have no reported damage, the agency said.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that jolted the province of Davao Oriental at around 1:00 AM today which was felt in some areas in the region.
According to Philvolcs, Intensity 5 was experienced in areas of Governor Generoso, City of Mati, Baganga, at Lupon, Davao Oriental; City of Tagum, City of Panabo, Carmen, at Nabunturan, Davao del Norte; General Santos City; Alabel, and Malungon, Sarangani;
Meanwhile, Intensity 4 was felt in Davao City; Kiblawan, Davao del Sur; City of Koronadal in Tampakan, Tupi, and Polomolok in South Cotabato; Glan, Malapatan, and Kiamba in Sarangani; and Monkayo in Davao de Oro.
Intensity 3 was felt in Kabacan, Cotabato and Bayugan, Agusan del Sur.
Intensity 2 was experienced in Cagayan de Oro City; Maasim in Sarangani; Arakan and Banisilan in Cotabato.
Intensity 1 was felt in Mambajao in Camiguin Island.
Phivolcs says damage and aftershocks are expected.