6.1-magnitude quake rocks Davao Occidental

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 10 2021 07:04 PM

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Davao Occidental Saturday afternoon, with Phivolcs reporting its epicenter in the waters southwest of Sarangani.

The quake, which was tectonic in origin, hit at 5:30 p.m., Phivolcs said in its advisory. It initially reported a magnitude of 5.9 then upgraded the measurement at past 6 p.m. Saturday.

The earthquake's epicenter was at 148 kilometer southwest of Sarangani.

Intensity III was felt in General Santos City, while Intensity II was reported in Monkayo, Davao de Oro.

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An instrumental intensity of Intensity I was recorded in Alabel, Sarangani.

While no damage was reported as of this writing, aftershocks are expected, Phivolcs said.

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