Sarangani Hit by Earthquake with 4.6 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.6 magnitude quake in Sarangani, August 24, 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“. But the agency advises the people to wait for factual information and not to panic.
Recently, a quake has hit a part of Sarangani. At 11:45 am, August 24, 2020, Kiamba was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Sarangani was located at 04.07°North, 123.68°East – 237 km South 26° West of Kiamba. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 551 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in a bulletin that there are no expected damages caused by the quake but there may be aftershocks of the said quake. No intensity was recorded of the said quake.
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.
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