Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes Sarangani



MANILA, Philippines, March 27 ------ A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Sarangani Thursday night, 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 – General Santos City


Intensity IV – Koronadal City


Instrumental Intensities:


Intensity VI – General Santos City


Intensity V – Tupi, South Cotabato; Malungon, Alabel & Kiamba, Sarangani


Intensity IV – Koronadal City


Intensity I – Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental


Residents in the area were advised to brace for further aftershock and damage, Phivolcs added.


Source: inquirer.net