6.1-magnitude earthquake hits southern Philippines

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MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Sarangani on Thursday night, March 26, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

In a late-night bulletin, Phivolcs said the earthquake, which was tectonic in origin, struck at 11:38 pm some 46 kilometres away from Maasim, Sarangani, at a depth of 49 kilometres.

The following intensities were recorded:

  • Intensity V – Maasim, Glan, and Malapatan, Sarangani; Tupi, South Cotabato; General Santos City; Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat
  • Intensity IV – Jose Abad Santos, Malita, and Sarangani, Davao Occidental; Koronadal City
  • Intensity III – Davao City; Maco, and Mawab, Davao de Oro

Instrumental Intensities:

  • Intensity VI – General Santos City
  • Intensity V – Alabel, and Malungon, Sarangani
  • Intensity IV – Koronadal City
  • Intensity I – Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental

Phivolcs warned that damage and aftershocks are expected. – Rappler.com