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Magnitude 6.4 earthquake shakes parts of Mindanao

by Carl Santos

A MAGNITUDE 6.4 earthquake was felt in parts of Mindanao on Wednesday evening, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS). 

PHIVOLCS said the epicenter of the earthquake was located 66 kilometers southeast of Sarangani Island, which is under the municipality of Sarangani, Davao Occidental. 

The tectonic earthquake, which struck at 7:21 p.m., had a depth of focus of 139 km. 

Intensity V was felt in Sarangani, and Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental; Kiamba, and Malungon, Sarangani; and the City of Digos, Davao del Sur.

The other reported intensities are the following: 

Intensity IV: City of General Santos; City of Koronadal, Tupi, T’Boli, Polomolok, South Cotabato; Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental; Palimbang, and Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat

Intensity III: City of Davao; Alamada, Banisilan, City of Kidapawan, Magpet, Makilala, M’lang, Matalam, Pigcawayan, and Tulunan, Cotabato; Kalamansig, Lambayong, President Quirino, Senator Ninoy Aquino, and City of Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat; Lake Sebu, Tampakan, Santo Niño and Surallah, South Cotabato

Intensity II: Zamboanga City; Antipas, Arakan, Libungan, and President Roxas, Cotabato; Bagumbayan, Sultan Kudarat; San Fernando, and Kalilangan, Bukidnon; City of Gingoog, Misamis Oriental; Tantangan, South Cotabato; Cotabato City; Datu Odin Sinsuat, and Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao del Norte

Intensity I: Cagayan de Oro City; Pangantucan, and Cabanglasan, Bukidnon; and Aleosan, Cotabato

Instrumental Intensities:

Intensity V – Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental

Intensity IV – Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental 

Intensity III – City of Kidapawan, and M’lang, Cotabato; Kalamansig, President Quirino, and Columbio, Sultan Kudarat

Intensity II – City of Zamboanga; City of Bislig, Surigao del Sur; Esperanza, and Lebak, Sultan Kudarat

Intensity I – Carmen, Cotabato

Aftershocks are expected, PHIVOLCS said. 



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