A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Sultan Kudarat at 10:13 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2024.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) earlier said the earthquake was magnitude 6.5 but upgraded the magnitude later to 7.1.

The epicenter was located 05.75°N, 123.08°E - 133 km S 67° W of Palimbang town.

PHIVOLCS said the earthquake had a depth of 722 kilometers and was tectonic. Aftershocks are expected.

Intensity IV was felt in Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental while Intensity III was experienced in Mati City, Davao Oriental and Glan, Sarangani.

Intensity II was recorded in Maragusan, Davao de Oro; Tagum City, Davao del Norte; Libungan and Tulunan in Cotabato; Kiamba, Maitum, and Malapatan in Sarangani; Koronadal City, South Cotabato; and General Santos City.

Tantangan, South Cotabato; Lebak, Sultan Kudarat; and Davao City experienced Intensity I.

Meanwhile, instrumental intensities were also recorded in the following areas:

Intensity III – Don Marcelino and Jose Abad Santos in Davao Occidental; and Glan and Malungon in Sarangani.

Intensity II – Tagum City, Davao del Norte; Digos City, Davao del Sur; Matalam, South Cotabato; and Cotabato City.

Intensity I – Nabunturan, Davao de Oro; Davao City; Kidapawan City, Cotabato; Maitum, Sarangani; T’boli and Tampakan in South Cotabato; Bagumbayan, Esperanza, Isulan, Kalamansig, Lambayong, and Lebak in Sultan Kudarat; and Bislig City, Surigao del Sur.

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