Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes off Sarangani Island, Davao Occidental
MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck off Sarangani Island in Davao Occidental Sunday morning.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the earthquake was recorded at 7:48 a.m. with its epicenter traced some 285 kilometers east of Sarangani Island.
The earthquake, which is tectonic in origin, had a depth of 156 kilometers.
Earthquake Information No.2
Date and Time: 05 Dec 2021 – 07:48 AM
Magnitude = 6.1
Depth = 156 kilometers
Location = 04.46N, 127.83E – 285 km S 67° E of Sarangani Island (Municipality Of Sarangani) (Davao Occidental)https://t.co/SEEc6WtnTf pic.twitter.com/MAf86BQpFHFEATURED STORIES
— PHIVOLCS-DOST (@phivolcs_dost) December 5, 2021
It was felt at Intensity II in Cateel, Davao Oriental.
No damage to infrastructure is expected, but aftershocks are possible, Phivolcs added.
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