Magnitude 6.1 quake rattles southern Mindanao
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – (UPDATED) A magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocked Southern Mindanao on Monday afternoon, July 14, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
Phivolcs posted that the quake struck 88 kilometers southeast of Don Marcelino town in Davao Occidental at around 3:59 in the afternoon.
The quake which was tectonic in origin has a depth of 10 kilometers.
Intensity 4 was felt in Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental while Intensity 3 was felt in the town of Glan in Sarangani Province, Mati City, Davao City and in Don Marcelino and Malita in Davao Occidental.
The first bulletin issued by Phivolcs said intensity 2 was recorded in General Santos City and Digos City. Meanwhile, intensity 1 was felt in M'lang in North Cotabato, and in Koronal and Tupi in South Cotabato.
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake struck 167 kilometers Southeast of Don Marcelino at around 4:40 in the afternoon.
No damages were reported but aftershocks are expected, Phivolcs said. – Rappler.com
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