Magnitude 6 earthquake rocks New Bataan town in Davao de Oro
Updated @ 1:00 a.m., Feb. 2, 2023
MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 6.0 earthquake (earlier reported as 6.1) shook New Bataan Town in Davao de Oro on Wednesday night, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivlocs).
The earthquake, which was tectonic in origin, occurred 14 kilometers east of New Bataan at around 6:44 pm.
Phivolcs revised the tremor magnitude from 6.1 to 6.0.
The tremor is expected to cause damage and aftershocks are expected.
Since the tremor is inland, Phivolcs said there is no tsunami alert for the quake.
“[The] magnitude is not enough to generate a tsunami,” the agency said.
Intensity III was felt in Davao City.
The following areas also recorded instrumental intensities:
Intensity V – Nabunturan, Davao de Oro
Intensity III – Kidapawan City, Cotabato; Alabel, Sarangani; Tupi, South Cotabato; Bislig City, Surigao del Sur
Intensity II – Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte; Libona and Malaybalay, Bukidnon; Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental; Abuyog, Leyte; Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental; Malapatan, Glan, Kiamba, Sarangani; Norala, General Santos City, Koronadal City and Tampakan, South Cotabato; Tandag, Surigao del Sur
Intensity I – Alamada, Cotabato; Baybay and Dulag, Leyte; Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental; Maitum, Sarangani; Suralla, Santo Nino, T’Boli, and Tantangan, South Cotabato; Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte; Columbio, Sultan Kudarat; Surigao City, Surigao Del Norte.
The felt intensity of an earthquake is the ground shaking actually felt and reported by the people through the Phivolcs Earthquake Intensity Scale.
The instrumental intensity refers to the ground shaking intensity measured by the intensity meters in and around the epicenter.
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