Magnitude 7.1 quake strikes near Mati in Davao Oriental
MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 7.1 quake struck northeast of Mati in Davao Oriental at 1:46 a.m. on Thursday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
There was no tsunami threat to the Philippines, Phivolcs said.
The quake was of tectonic origin and had a depth of focus of 69 km.
The quake was felt at the following reported intensities:
Intensity V – General Santos City and Alabel in South Cotabato; General Generoso, Lupon, Baganga and Mati City in Davao Oriental; the cities of Tagum and Panabo and the towns of Carmen and Nabunturan in Davao del Norte and Malungon in Sarangani province.
Intensity IV – Koronadal City; Tampakan in South Cotabato; Davao City; Kiblawan town of Davao del Sur; Koronadal City and the towns of Tampakan, Tupi, and Polomolok in South Cotabato; Glan, Malapatan, and Kiamba in Sarangani and Monkayo in Davao de Oro
Intensity III – Kabacan, Cotabato; Bayugan, Agusan del Sur
Intensity II – Cagayan de Oro City; Maasim, Sarangani; Arakan and Banisilan in Cotabato
Intensity I – Mambajao, Camiguin Island.
The following instrumental intensities were recorded:
Intensity IV – General Santos City in South Cotabato, Kiamba in Sarangani
Intensity III – San Francisco in Southern Leyte; Abuyog in Leyte, Kidapawan in Cotabato; Hinunangan in Southern Leyte
Intensity II – Saint Bernard in Southern Leyte; Dulag in Leyte; Surigao City in Surigao del Norte; Palo in Leyte
Intensity I – Alangalang and Carigara in Leyte
Phivolcs said damage and aftershocks are expected.
Local government units in Davao Oriental are still assessing the earthquake’s impact on communities.
ATM / gsg
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