Magnitude 6.4 quake struck DavOcc; no tsunami threat

By Masiding Noor Yahya

(Image grabbed from Phivolcs’ Facebook page)

MANILA – A magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook Davao Occidental late Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. “No destructive tsunami threat exists based on available data,” according to Philvocs.

The earthquake, which occurred at 11:23 p.m, was tectonic in origin and was traced 26 kilometers southeast of Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental.

Intensity V, which Phivolcs describes as “strong” and generally felt by people indoors and outdoors, was felt in General Santos City and Mati City.

Intensity IV was felt in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur; Koronadal City, and Intensity III in Kidapawan City.

The following instrumental intensities were also recorded:

Intensity V – Alabel & Malungon, Sarangani; General Santos City
Intensity IV – Koronadal City, & Tupi, South Cotabato; Kiamba, Sarangani
Intensity III – Gingoog City
Intensity II – Bislig City
Intensity I – Cagayan de Oro City

Phivolcs said though aftershocks are possible, it is not expecting damages from the strong earthquake. (Muslimedia.PH)

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