Sarangani Hit by Earthquake with 6.1 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 6.1 magnitude quake in Sarangani, March 26, 2020.
Most of the time, quakes hit with no prior signs. Recently, several places in and out of the Philippines were shaken by quakes of different magnitudes.
Previously, in April 22, Phivolcs recorded a quake in a part of Zambales. It had a magnitude of 6.1. Strong shaking were felt leaving people fearing about the so-called “Big One“.
Phivolcs recorded a 5.6 magnitude quake in Makilala, North Cotabato at around 8 pm on July 9. It was followed by several aftershocks.
Recently, a quake has hit a part of Sarangani. At 11:38 pm, March 26, 2020, Glan was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Sarangani was located at 05.43°North, 125.13°East – 044 km South 09° West of Glan. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 043 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in a bulletin that there are no expected damages caused by the quake and as well as aftershocks. The following intensities were recorded:
- Intensity V
- Glan, Maasim, Alabel, Kiamba and Malapatan, Sarangani
- Tupi, South Cotabato
- General Santos Cit
- Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat
- Intensity IV
- Jose Abad Santos, Malita, and Sarangani, Davao Occidental
- Koronadal City
- Polomolok and Tampakan, South Cotabato
- Intensity III
- Davao City
- Maco, and Mawab, Davao de Oro
- Digos City
- Cotabato City
- Intensity II
- Zamboanga City
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for updates.
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