Magnitude 6.1 quake jolts Davao Occidental
Ghio Ong, Helen Flores (The Philippine Star) - July 15, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - A magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolted Davao Occidental yesterday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The tremor struck 88 kilometers southeast of Don Marcelino town at 3:59 p.m., said Renato Solidum, Phivolcs director.

Solidum said the quake was felt at Intensity 4 in Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental; Intensity 3 in Glan, Sarangani; Intensity 2 in Davao City and General Santos City; and Intensity 1 in M’lang, North Cotabato.

He said there were no immediate reports of damage and injuries, and the quake was not expected to generate a tsunami. He, however, warned of aftershocks.

Phivolcs said earthquakes with magnitudes 6 to 7 are strong and can cause damage in areas near the epicenter.

Meanwhile, a magnitude 4.2 quake also rocked Hinoba-an town in Negros Occidental early yesterday morning.

The quake struck at 3:04 a.m. and its epicenter was located 60 kilometers southwest of Hinoba-an.

Phivolcs said quakes with magnitudes 4 to 5 are considered “feeble shocks” and usually do not cause damage.

 

DAVAO CITY AND GENERAL SANTOS CITY DAVAO OCCIDENTAL DAVAO ORIENTAL DON MARCELINO GOVERNOR GENEROSO HINOBA NEGROS OCCIDENTAL NORTH COTABATO PHILIPPINE INSTITUTE OF VOLCANOLOGY AND SEISMOLOGY PHIVOLCS RENATO SOLIDUM
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