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Jolt rocks Davao Occidental

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Sunday recorded a magnitude 6.1 earthquake that hit Davao Occidental as it warned the public of possible aftershocks.

However, the agency noted that while the quake was recorded at magnitude 6.1, damage to infrastructure is unlikely.

The tectonic quake struck 285 kilometers southeast of Sarangani Island at 7:48 a.m. and had a depth of 156 kilometers.

Intensity II was reported in Cateel, Davao Oriental.

Damage starts at intensity VI, based on Phivolcs’ scale.

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