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No damage in airports after Davao quake: CAAP

02 Feb 2023, 17:29 GMT+10

MANILA - No damage was reported in the airports after a magnitude 6 earthquake jolted Davao de Oro on Wednesday, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has confirmed.
Based on initial assessments, the Davao International Airport's runway, buildings, and structures did not incur any damage from the earthquake, CAAP spokesperson Eric Apolonio said Thursday.
The Mati Airport in Davao Oriental also reported no damage in its passenger terminal building.
Apolonio said a light tremor was felt at the Laguindingan Airport but there was no reported damage in its facilities.
The General Santos International Airport, on the other hand, reported normal operations, he said.
The magnitude 6 earthquake struck 9 km. southeast of the municipality of Compostela at 6:44 p.m. Wednesday.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) earlier traced the quake's epicenter at 12 km. northeast of the municipality of New Bataan.
Phivolcs said the earthquake generated 345 aftershocks, as of 8 a.m. Thursday. At least 29 of these were plotted or located, and one was felt.
Aftershocks ranged in magnitude from 1.5 to 3.6. (PNA)

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