6.5-magnitude earthquake hits Mati in Davao Oriental
MANILA, Philippines – A 6.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Mati City in Davao Oriental past 6 am Saturday, September 24, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
Intensity 5 was felt in the city, as well as in Davao City.
Meanwhile, the following places also felt the earthquake:
- General Santos City
- Alabel, Glan & Malapatan, Sarangani
- Polomolok, South Cotabato
- Tupi, South Cotabato
- Cagayan De Oro City
Phivolcs said aftershocks are expected after the quake, which was tectonic in origin, hit Mati City at 6:53 am Saturday.
Phivolcs said no damage is expected after the earthquake.
The US Geological Survey placed the earthquake at a lower magnitude of 6.3 which it said centered around 100 kilometers southeast of Davao City, but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami threat from the strong quake. – with a report from Agence-France Presse/Rappler.com