Magnitude 6.6 quake in N. Cotabato not an indication of volcanic activity — Phivolcs
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.
PAALALA: Hindi nagpapahiwatig ng volcanic activity ang M6.6 Tulunan, Cotabato Earthquake at mga aftershock nito dahil ito ay dulot ng paggalaw ng active fault (tectonic).
— PHIVOLCS-DOST (@phivolcs_dost) October 29, 2019FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFO
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.
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