6.0-magnitude earthquake hits Davao Oriental
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Tarragona town in Davao Oriental on Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.
The earthquake of tectonic origin struck the area at 11:53 a.m., according to a Phivolcs bulletin issued at 12:45 p.m.
Phivolcs has warned the public of aftershocks but said that there was no expected damage.
The following intensities were reported in the following areas:
Intensity IV – Mati City
Intensity III – Davao City, Cagayan de Oro City and General Santos City
Intensity II – Bislig City, Surigao City and Alabel, Sarangani
Meanwhile, the following instrumental intensities were reported in the following areas:
Intensity III – Borongan, Eastern Samar
Intensity II – General Santos City, Koronadal City and Alabel, Sarangani
Intensity I – Bislig City; Kidapawan City; Talibon, Bohol; Palo, Leyte; Cebu City
Phivolcs said the depth of the quake reached 27 kilometers. /muf
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