Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Davao del Sur | Inquirer News

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Davao del Sur

/ 12:52 PM February 07, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake was recorded in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur on Sunday, the second quake to have struck almost the same area on the same day, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Phivolcs said the quake struck 5 kilometers southwest of Magsaysay town at 12:22 p.m.


The earthquake had a depth of 15 kilometers.

Intensities were recorded in the following areas:


  • Intensity V – Kidapawan City, Arakan, Carmen, Kabacan, Makilala and M’Lang, North Cotabato; City of Koronadal and Banga, South Cotabato; Matalam,Cotabato; Bansalan, Hagonoy, Magsaysay and Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
  • Intensity IV – Davao City; Banisilan and Midsayap, North Cotabato; Don Carlos, Bukidnon; Polomok, Sto. Nino and Norala, South Cotabato South Cotabato; Alabel, Kiamba and Malapatan, Saranggani; Palimbang and Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat
  • Intensity III – Cotabato City; Cagayan De Oro City; Kadingilan and Kitaotao, Bukidnon; Tagum City, Davao del Norte; Maco and Nabunturan, Davao de Oro
  • Intensity II – Cagayan de Oro City; Kalilangan, Bukidnon
  • Intensity I – Bislig City, Surigao Del Sur

Instrumental intensities were also recorded in the following areas:

  • Intensity V – Koronadal City, South Cotobato; Kidapawan City, North Cotabato
  • Intensity IV – Alabel and Kiamba, Sarangani; General Santos City, South Cotabato
  • Intensity II – Cagayan de Oro and Gingoog, Misamis Oriental
  • Intensity I – Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental

Phivolcs warned that damage and aftershocks are expected from the said earthquake.

This earthquake followed the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that struck at 7:28 a.m., with epicenter 9 kilometers west of Magsaysay town of Davao del Sur and a depth of focus of 16 kilometers. With reports from Germelina Lacorte, Inquirer Mindanao

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