Quake of magnitude 6.4 struck southern Philippines

The Philippines has been ravaged by an earthquake of 6.4-magnitude. The Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Phivolcs) said that the quake struck Davao Occidental province, in the southern Philippines on the night of September 6.

The Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Phivolcs) said that the offshore quake hit at a depth of 143 km, about 26 km southeast of Don Marcelino town, at 11:23 p.m. local time.

The tremors were also felt in the cities of General Santos and some other nearby towns.

The institute further added that the quake, which was tectonic in origin, can trigger aftershocks but not cause damage or destructive tsunami threat. The Philippines, being located in the volatile Pacific “Ring of Fire” often witness seismic activities.

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