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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolts Sarangani; aftershocks expected

By J. Jala | 1:19 AM March 27, 2020

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Sarangani Thursday night, March 26, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The quake struck at 11:38 p.m. at 22 kilometers southeast of Maasim town.

The tremor was of tectonic origin and had a 41-kilometer depth of focus.

Phivolcs said that the temblor was felt in other areas at various intensities:

Reported Intensities:
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 advised residents in the area to brace for further aftershock and damage.

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