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Magnitude 6.6 quake in N. Cotabato not an indication of volcanic activity — Phivolcs

/ 04:20 PM October 29, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Tuesday clarified that the magnitude 6.6 quake that hit North Cotabato was not an indication of volcanic activity.

In a tweet, Phivolcs explained that the earthquake, as well as the aftershocks following the quake, were due to the movement in an active fault in the area.

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Despite this, Phivolcs said it is still monitoring the active volcanoes near the epicenter such as the Parker Volcano and Matutum Volcano and the potentially active Mount Apo.

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake shook North Cotabato and nearby provinces on Tuesday morning.

The quake has resulted in at least one death and while dozens of others sustained injuries.


Inquirer calls for support for the victims of earthquakes in Mindanao

Responding to appeals for help, the Inquirer is extending its relief to the families affected by the recent earthquakes in Mindanao.

Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860.

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