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PHIVOLCS: Magnitude 6 quake hits Davao Oriental

A Magnitude 6 earthquake hit Tarragona, Davao Oriental on Thursday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has reported.

Based on its earthquake bulletin, PHIVOLCS said the epicenter of the quake, which occurred at 4:21 p.m. p.m., was 129 kilometers southeast of Tarragona, Davao Oriental.

The tectonic earthquake also had a depth of 17 kilometers.

The agency reported the following intensities in the areas:

  • Intensity IV - Tarragona, Caraga and Mati City, Davao Oriental;
  • Intensity III - Cateel and Manay, Davao Oriental; Tagum City and Asuncion, Davao del Norte; Nabunturan, Davao de Oro; Malungon, and Alabel, Sarangani; Davao City; Tampakan, South Cotabato
  • Intensity II - Tupi, South Cotabato; General Santos City; Kiamba, Sarangani
  • Intensity I - Santo Niño, South Cotabato; Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat

The PHIVOLCS said aftershocks were expected following the quake.

The agency also reported a 6.2-magnitude earthquake occurred east of Tarragona, Davao Oriental early Thursday morning. —NB, GMA News