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Destructive Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Rocks Mindanao


According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the tectonic quake struck northeast of Tulunan, Cotabato with a strenght of Magnitude 6.6.


Intensity VII or listed as destructive shaking was felt in Tulunan and Makilala, Cotabato; Kidapawan City; Malungon, and Sarangani while Intensity VI or very strong shaking was recorded in Davao City; Koronadal City; and Cagayan de Oro City.

Several local government units and offices have declared the suspension of work and classes following the magnitude 6.6 earthquake.

Lots of injuries listed as therewere also reports that died from the destructive earthquake.


Damages and aftershocks are expected, but there is no tsunami threat as the quake hit land, according to PHILVOLCS.


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