#EARTHQUAKEPH: Public, cautioned against aftershocks and damage after Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits part of Mindanao

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vivafilipinas02012023-5A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook parts of Mindanao at 6:46 p.m. this Wednesday, February 1.

Based on information released by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), the epicenter of the earthquake was recorded at a distance of 14 kilometers northeast of New Bataan, Davao de Oro.

The origin of the earthquake was tectonic, meaning it is caused by the movement of an active fault near the site with a depth of 11 kilometers.

Intensity III was felt in Davao City.

Intensity V was felt in Nabunturan, Davao de Oro; Intensity III in Kidapawan City, Cotabato; Alabel, Sarangani; Tupi, South Cotabato; Bislig City, Surigao del Sur; Intensity II in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte, Libona and Malaybalay in Bukidnon, Don Marcelino in Davao Occidental, Abuyog in Leyte, Cagayan de Oro in Misamis Oriental, Malapatan, Glan, and Kiamba in Sarangani, Norala, General Santos City, Koronadal City and Tampakan in South Cotabato, and Tandag, Surigao del Sur; and Intensity I in Alamada in Cotabato, Baybay and Dulag in Leyte, Cagayan de Oro in Misamis Oriental, Maitum in Sarangani, Suralla, Santo Nino, T’Boli, and Tantangan in South Cotabato, and Saint Bernard in Southern Leyte, Columbio in Sultan Kudarat, and Surigao City in Surigao Del Norte.

Aftershocks and damage are expected.

Phivolcs advises the public to remain vigilant as there may be aftershocks.

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