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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits Davao del Sur

Picture: This image shows Magsaysay in Davao del Sur, where Phivolcs said a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck on February 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocked Davao del Sur on Sunday noon with damage and aftershocks expected, Phivolcs said.

The agency in a bulletin reported that the quake was felt in the municipality of Magsaysay at 12:22 p.m. of February 7.

Intensities were recorded in the following areas:

Intensity V (Strong) – Kidapawan City, Koronadal City and South Cotabato

Intensity IV (Moderately Strong) – Alabal and Kiamba in Sarangani, General Santos City and South Cotabato

Intensity II (Slightly felt) – Cagayan de Oro and Gingoog in Misamis Oriental 

Intensity I (Scarcely perceptible) – Cagayan de Oro in Misamis Oriental

It is still unclear if the strong earthquake caused damage but Phivolcs said damage and aftershocks are to be expected. In a 12:34 p.m. update, state seismologists said a magnitude 2.5 aftershock was felt in Magsaysay.

No tsunami warning was issued. — source: Christian Deiparine, philstar.com

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