6.0-magnitude earthquake hits regions in Mindanao

6.0-magnitude earthquake hits regions in Mindanao

- Parts of Mindanao was shaken by a 6.0-magnitude earthquake on Sunday morning

- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the epicenter was located 19 km. from Agusan Del Sur

- The earthquake was tectonic in origin and is expected to bring damages and aftershocks

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported that a 6.0-magnitude earthquake trembled Agusan del Sur on Sunday morning.

6.0-magnitude earthquake hits regions in Mindanao

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With a depth of six kilometers, Phivolcs said that the epicenter of the earthquake was located 19 kilometers from Talacogon, Agusan del Sur. The earlier report of Phivolcs stated that the earthquake was of 5.7-magnitude.

Damages and aftershocks are expected because of the earthquake, which is tectonic in origin.

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The following towns and cities felt the earthquake:

Intensity VI- Talacogon, Agusan del Sur

Intensity IV- Butuan City, Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur and Tagum City

Intensity III — Gingoog in Misamis Oriental, Bislig City, Davao City, Balingwan and Balingasag in Misamis Oriental

Intensity II — Cagayan de Oro City

Intensity I — Kidapawan City

Instrumental Intensity IV — Bislig City

Instrumental Intensity I — Kidapawan City

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6.0-magnitude earthquake hits regions in Mindanao

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Many locals from cities of Tagum, Davao, and Panabo reported that they also felt the earthquake.

I was inside my room when the shaking started, which lasted for almost a minute. I felt dizzy so I rushed outside,” said a local from Agusan del Sur.

Based on the reports of the US Geological Survey, an earthquake is at Intensity V when the shaking is felt by nearly everyone.

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The Philippines is located in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire which explains why the country experience frequent earthquakes.

 

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