Tsunami not expected after 6.1 quake, says Phivolcs
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said it does not expect a tsunami to ensue from the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that shook the Soccsksargen region on Wednesday morning.
“Iyong intensity, iyong lakas na pagnginig na naramdaman, ay Intensity V sa General Santos. At least naman po hindi naman mag-ko-cause ng tsunami at saka kung ganoon lang na Intensity V, ang pinakamataas, walang ineexpect na damage,” said Phivolcs chief Renato Solidum over ABS-CBN Teleradyo, explaining the details of the 6.1 magnitude quake.
(The intensity that was felt was Intensity V in General Santos. At least it won’t cause a tsunami in General Santos and if the highest is only at Intensity V, we won’t expect damage.)
Phivolcs said the tremor hit 11 kilometers (kms) northeast of Alabel, Sarangani at 7:22 a.m. State seismologists also said the quake was reported as Intensity V in General Santos City; Intensity IV in Kiamba, Sarangani, Tupi and Koronadal City, South Cotabato; and Intensity III in Alabel, Sarangani and Kidapawan City.
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