Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits off Sarangani

MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit offshore Sarangani Island in Davao Occidental early morning on Tuesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits off Sarangani

The tremor, happened at 4:48 AM, was initially measured by Phivolcs at 7.1-magnitude.

“‘Yung initial estimate po kasi, ‘yan ‘yung automatic calculation namin, but then as we receive more data coming from our seismic network, nagkakaroon kami ng recalculation,” Phivolcs Director Teresito Bacolcol explained in an interview over Radyo 630 on Tuesday.

The quake struck at a depth of 94 kilometers about 183 kilometers southeast of Balut Island in Sarangani municipality.

It did not trigger tsunami alert, according to the Philippine seismological agency.

Reported Intensities:

Intensity IV- Glan, Malungon, and Kiamba, SARANGANI

Intensity III - CITY OF GENERAL SANTOS; City of Koronadal, Tupi, Polomolok, and T'boli, SOUTH COTABATO; Alabel, and Malapatan, SARANGANI; Matalam, COTABATO

Intensity II - Tampakan, Tantangan, Banga, Norala, Santo Niño, Surallah, and Lake Sebu, SOUTH COTABATO; CITY OF ZAMBOANGA; Maitum, SARANGANI; City of Kidapwan, Makilala, M'lang, Pigcawayan, Tulunan, and Kabacan, COTABATO; President Quirino, SULTAN KUDARAT

Intensity I - CITY OF CAGAYAN DE ORO; Maasim, SARANGANI; Arakan, COTABATO; Isulan, SULTAN KUDARAT

Instrumental Intensities:

Intensity IV- Malungon, Alabel, Kiamba, and Glan, SARANGANI

Intensity III- City of Koronadal, Tupi, and T'boli, SOUTH COTABATO; Malapatan, SARANGANI; Nabunturan, DAVAO DE ORO; Don Marcelino, DAVAO OCCIDENTAL; City of Digos, DAVAO DEL SUR; City of Gingoog, MISAMIS ORIENTAL

Intensity II- Banga, Norala, Lake Sebu, Santo Niño, Tantangan, and Tampakan, SOUTH COTABATO; Maitum, and Malungon, SARANGANI; Columbio, President Quirino, Lambayong, Lebak, and Esperanza, SULTAN KUDARAT; CITY OF DAVAO; Magsaysay, and Matanao, DAVAO DEL SUR; CITY OF ZAMBOANGA; San Fernando, BUKIDNON; City of Kidapwan, COTABATO

Intensity I - Malaybalay, Kadilingan, and Kalilangan, BUKIDNON; Banisilan, Carmen, Magpet, and President Roxas, COTABATO; Balingasag, MISAMIS ORIENTAL; Bagumbayan and Isulan, SULTAN KUDARAT; City of Bislig, SURIGAO DEL SUR

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