Philippines

Magnitude 6.3 quake jolts Davao del Sur

By Ma. Cristina Arayata  

STRONG QUAKE. People rush out of mall in Davao City after a strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Davao del Sur on Sunday (Feb. 7, 2021). The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the tectonic quake struck 6 kilometers southeast of Magsaysay around 12:22 p.m. (Photo courtesy DXRP Davao/PCOO)

MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– A strong magnitude 6.3 quake jolted Davao del Sur Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

The tectonic quake struck 6 kilometers (Km) southeast of Magsaysay around 12:22 p.m. It had a depth of 15 km.

Philvocs said Intensity V was felt in Kidapawan City.

The following instrumental intensities were also reported:

Intensity V — Koronadal City, South Cotobato
Intensity IV — Alabel and Kiamba, Sarangani; General Santos City, South Cotabato
Intensity II — Cagayan de Oro and Gingoog, Misamis Oriental
Intensity I –Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental

Phivolcs said both aftershocks and damages are expected from the earthquake. (PNA)

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