Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes off Davao Oriental

Rappler.com
Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes off Davao Oriental
(UPDATED) Phivolcs says damage is expected from the earthquake, as well as aftershocks

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck off Manay town in Davao Oriental at 3:16 pm on Saturday, September 8.

According to the bulletin posted by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) at 3:54 pm Saturday, damage is expected, as well as aftershocks. (READ: All you need to know about preparing for earthquakes

It said the following intensities were reported in these areas:

  • Intensity V – Davao City; Mati City, Davao Oriental
  • Intensity IV – Koronadal City; Bislig City
  • Intensity III – Tupi, South Cotabato; Alabel, and Malapatan, Sarangani
  • Intensity II – Cotabato City; Gen. Santos City

Phivolcs initially reported the quake at magnitude 6.3, and that no damage was expected.

In a situation report sent to reporters at 6:15 pm Saturday, the Department of Transportation said there were no reports of damage in both the Davao Sea Port and the Davao Airport, including the runway.

No injuries or casualties were also reported in the airport, where normal operations continue.  – Rappler.com

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