Magnitude 6.4 quake hits off Davao Occidental


A magnitude 6.4 earthquake jolted Davao Occidental and nearby areas Sunday morning, September 29.

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the tremor, which was tectonic in origin, took place at 10:02 a.m., 126 kilometers southeast of Jose Abad Santos town.

Intensity IV was felt in General Santos City; Intensity III in Tampakan, South Cotabato; Kidapawan City; Makilala, and Magpet, Cotabato; Davao City; Magsaysay, and Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur; Panabo City; Gingoog City, and Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental; Damulog, and Kalilangan, Bukidnon; and Intensity II – Cagayan de Oro City; Balingasag, Jasaan, and Villanueva, Misamis Oriental; Kabacan, M’lang, and Tulunan, Cotabato; Columbio and Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat.

Instrumental intensities were reported in the following areas: Intensity IV – Kiamba and Alabel, Sarangani; General Santos City; Tupi, South Cotabato; Intensity III – Gingoog City; Kidapawan City; Intensity I – Bislig City; Cagayan de Oro City.

Phivolcs said it did not expect any damage from the earthquake.