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Magnitude 6.7 quake hits Balut Island in Sarangani, Davao Occidental

Magnitude 6.7 quake jolts Sarangani, Davao Occidental

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake shook Balut Island in Sarangani, Davao Occidental early Tuesday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported.

The quake, which occurred at 4:48 a.m., was tectonic in origin with a depth of 94 kilometers.

  • 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


Meanwhile, PHIVOLCS recorded the following 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


No damage is expected, PHIVOLCS reported, but aftershocks may occur.

PHIVOLCS also reported that there is no threat of the tsunami following the strong quake.

"No destructive tsunami threat exists based on available data. This is for information purposes only and there is no tsunami threat to the Philippines from this earthquake." — BAP/KG/KBK, GMA Integrated News