Scale 6.1 Earthquake smashes waters off Davao Occidental municipality

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit the waters nearby Sarangani town in Davao Occidental on Saturday at 5:30 p.m., the Philippine Institute of volcanology and seismology or Phivocls reported

The activity said here are no reports of injury so far, but reverberations are expected. The agency previous reported a first magnitude of 5.9.

Strength III or a “weak” shaking was felt in Over-all Santos City. Temporarily, Strength II remained felt in Monkayo urban in Davao De Oro and Strength I in Alabel town in Sarangani area. Strength III incomes it was felt by numerous people inside, while Strength II was felt by a few persons at rest inside with droopy objects somewhat fluctuation, according to Phivolcs’ intensity scale. Strength I means “barely noticeable” trembling.

The quake was tectonic in origin, with a depth of focus at 314 kilometers, Phivolcs added.


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