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
- 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