MANILA, Philippines – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said damage was caused by a 6.8-magnitude earthquake near Sarangani in Davao Occidental.
“We are still waiting for the full report on this [damage]” NDRRMC deputy spokesman Mark Timbal told INQUIRER.net in a telephone interview.
Timbal noted that several government buildings were damaged after the quake.
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According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the tectonic quake occurred 30 kilometers southwest of the said area at 4:14 p.m. and had a depth of 10 kilometers.
Phivolcs initially determined that the quake had a magnitude of 7.2.
Damage and aftershocks are expected, but no tsunami warning has been issued, Phivolcs said.
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake shakes Sarangani
Phivolcs: No Tsunami Threat Following 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Near Sarangani Town, Davao West