Philippines

Magnitude 6.4 quake jolts DavOcc; no tsunami threat

Magnitude 6.4 quake jolts DavOcc; no tsunami threat

By Ma. Cristina Arayata

(Image grabbed from Phivolcs’ Facebook page)

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – A magnitude 6.4 quake jolted Davao Occidental late Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

The tectonic quake struck 26 kilometers southeast of Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental at 11:23 p.m. It had a depth of 143 kilometers.

Intensity V, which Phivolcs describes as “strong” and generally felt by people indoors and outdoors, was felt in General Santos City and Mati City.

Intensity IV was felt in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur; Koronadal City, and Intensity III in Kidapawan City.

The following instrumental intensities were also recorded:

Intensity V – Alabel & Malungon, Sarangani; General Santos City
Intensity IV – Koronadal City, & Tupi, South Cotabato; Kiamba, Sarangani
Intensity III – Gingoog City
Intensity II – Bislig City
Intensity I – Cagayan de Oro City

In an advisory, Phivolcs said “no destructive tsunami threat exists based on available data”. Aftershocks are possible, but Phivolcs said it is not expecting damages from the strong earthquake. (PNA) 

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