M6.1 quake jolts Sarangani; damage, aftershocks expected


Posted at Mar 27 2020 12:28 AM | Updated as of Mar 27 2020 12:54 AM

Photo courtesy of Phivolcs

MANILA (UPDATE) - A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Sarangani province late Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

It was upgraded from an initial magnitude 6.0.

The tectonic tremor occurred at 11:38 p.m. some 17 kilometers east of Maasim town. It struck at a depth of 49 kilometers.

Here are the reported intensities:

  • Intensity V - Maasim, Glan, and Malapatan, Sarangani; Tupi, South Cotabato; General Santos City; Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat
  • Intensity IV - Jose Abad Santos, Malita, and Sarangani, Davao Occidental; Koronadal City
  • Intensity III - Davao City; Maco, and Mawab, Davao de Oro

Instrumental Intensities:

  • Intensity VI - General Santos City
  • Intensity V - Alabel, and Malungon, Sarangani
  • Intensity IV - Koronadal City
  • Intensity I - Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental

Phivolcs said the quake is expected to cause damage and spawn aftershocks.