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Magnitude 5.2 quake strikes at sea off Sarangani town

By: - Correspondent / @inqmindanao
/ 11:00 PM December 25, 2017


DAVAO CITY – A magnitude 5.2 quake struck at sea off Sarangani town in Davao Occidental around 8:47 p.m. Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

Phivolcs said on its website that the tectonic quake had a depth of 12 kilometers and the epicenter was traced some 236 kilometers southeast of the island-town of Sarangani.

No damage was expected from the quake but Phivolcs said the likelihood of aftershocks was high.

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Phivolcs did not issue any tsunami warning but the National Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)  issued a text advisory, urging people living on Sarangani Island and nearby areas to be alert and be prepared for any emergency.

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