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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Davao del Sur

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake was recorded in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur on Sunday, the second quake to have struck almost the same area on the same day, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Phivolcs said the quake struck 5 kilometers southeast of Magsaysay town at 12:22 p.m.

The earthquake had a depth of 15 kilometers.

Intensities were recorded in the following areas:

Intensity V – Kidapawan City, Arakan, Carmen, Kabacan, Makilala and M’Lang, North Cotabato; City of Koronadal and Banga, South Cotabato; Matalam,
Cotabato; Bansalan, Hagonoy, Magsaysay and Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
Intensity IV – Davao City; Banisilan and Midsayap, North Cotabato; Don Carlos, Bukidnon; Polomok, Sto. Nino and Norala, South Cotabato South Cotabato;
Alabel, Kiamba and Malapatan, Saranggani; Palimbang and Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat
Intensity III – Cotabato City; Cagayan De Oro City; Kadingilan and Kitaotao, Bukidnon; Tagum City, Davao del Norte; Maco and Nabunturan, Davao de Oro
Intensity II – Cagayan de Oro City; Kalilangan, Bukidnon
Intensity I – Bislig City, Surigao Del Sur

Instrumental intensities were also recorded in the following areas:


Intensity V – Koronadal City, South Cotobato; Kidapawan City, North Cotabato
Intensity IV – Alabel and Kiamba, Sarangani; General Santos City, South Cotabato
Intensity II – Cagayan de Oro and Gingoog, Misamis Oriental
Intensity I – Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental
Phivolcs warned that damage and aftershocks are expected from the said earthquake.

This earthquake followed the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that struck at 7:28 a.m., with epicenter 9 kilometers west of Magsaysay town of Davao del Sur and a depth of focus of 16 kilometers. With reports from Germelina Lacorte, Inquirer Mindanao

Published : February 07, 2021

By : Inquirer