Davao Occidental, Philippines hits by 6.1 Earthquake

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake shook parts of Davao Occidental on Monday afternoon, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

The strong earthquake, which originated 88 kilometers (km) southeast of Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental, was recorded shortly before 4 p.m. Monday.

davao occidental, philippines hits by 6.1 earthquake
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PhiVolcs said a strong earthquake with magnitudes between 6 and 7 can generate damage near the epicenter.

Intensity 4 (moderately strong), which is felt generally by people indoors and some people outdoors, was recorded in Gov. Generoso in Davao Oriental.

Intensity 3 (weak), which is felt by many people indoors especially in upper floors of buildings, was recorded in Glan in Saranggani province.

Intensity 2 (slightly felt) was reported in General Santos City and Davao City; and Intensity 1 (scarcely perceptible) in M’lang, North Cotabato.

The earthquake, which originated offshore, was not expected to generate tsunami in the area.

PhiVolcs said there was no reported damage to property or loss of lives due to the earthquake, however aftershocks are likely to occur.

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