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Magnitude 6.4 quake rocks Sarangani

Ghio Ong, Helen Flores (The Philippine Star) - January 12, 2016 - 9:00am

MANILA, Philippines - A magnitude-6.4 earthquake jolted Sarangani shortly after midnight yesterday, state seismologists said.

The quake occurred at 12:37 a.m. and its epicenter was located 313 kilometers southeast of the province. It was felt at Intensity 1 in Alabel, the province’s capital, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

No damage and casualties were reported.

State seismologists said the quake could generate aftershocks, but not a tsunami.

Earthquakes with magnitudes 6 to 6.9 are classified as strong and can cause moderate to severe damage to poorly designed structures, the agency said.  

ACIRC AFTERSHOCKS ALABEL DAMAGE PHILIPPINE INSTITUTE OF VOLCANOLOGY AND SEISMOLOGY PHIVOLCS PROVINCE QUAKE SARANGANI SEISMOLOGISTS STATE
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