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, December 16, 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 07:22 am, December 16, 2020, Alabel 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 06.12° North, 125.39° East – 011 km North 79° East of Alabel. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 054 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that no damage is expected of the said quake and as well as aftershocks. The following instrumental intensities were recorded:
- Intensity V
- General Santos City
- Intensity IV
- Kiamba, Sarangani
- Tupi, South Cotabato
- Koronadal City, South Cotabato
- Intensity III
- Alabel, Sarangani
- Kidapawan City
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.
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