Strong quake jolts Zamboanga

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 29 2014 06:38 PM | Updated as of Dec 30 2014 11:01 AM

MANILA (UPDATED) - A strong quake struck under the Sulu Sea Monday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Phivolcs first measured the quake at magnitude 6.5, before later revising it to magnitude 6.1.

The undersea quake, which occurred at a depth of 31 kilometers, struck 200 km northwest of the Zamboanga City at around 5:29 p.m.

It was felt with the following intensities:

  • Intensity IV - Zamboanga City
  • Intensity II - Dumaguete City and Bayawan City, Negros Oriental; Iloilo City; Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental; Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte
  • Intensity I - Busay, Cebu; La Carlota City, Negros Occidental; Lugait, Negros Oriental

Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum told dzMM that the quake is considered "moderately strong."

He said aftershocks should be expected.

There were no immediate reports of damage to properties or injuries. - with a report from Jewel Reyes, ABS-CBN News Zamboanga