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Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes Davao Oriental

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 05:34 PM June 04, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Davao Oriental on Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

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The temblor hit 172 kilometers southeast of Governor Generoso at 4:50 p.m., June 4.

According to Phivolcs, the quake was of tectonic origin and had a 134-kilometer depth of focus.

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Phivolcs also said the tremor was felt in other areas at various intensities:

Reported Intensity III – Kiamba, Sarangani

Reported Intensity II – General Santos City

Instrumental Intensity III – Kiamba & Malungon, Sarangani

Instrumental Intensity II – Alabel, Sarangani; Tupi, South Cotabato; General Santos City; Koronodal City

While no damage may be expected from the earthquake, Phivolcs cautioned residents that aftershocks are likely.

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