June 19, 2024

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Magnitude 6.6 quake shakes Davao Occ

By Justine Rich Talusan

A MAGNITUDE 6.6 earthquake yesterday shook Sarangani Island in Davao Occidental.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake occurred around 4:02 a.m. yesterday some 377 kms. southeast of Sarangani Island.

The tremor was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 114 kms..

Intensity 2 was felt in the nearby municipalities of Glan and Kiamba in Sarangani province and Tupi in South Cotabato.

Intensity I was recorded in the town of Don Marcelino in Davao Occidental; Maitum and Malapatan in Sarangani province; and Koronadal City and General Santos City in South Cotabato.

Phivolcs said damage and aftershocks are not expected since the epicenter of the quake was located somewhere in Indonesia.