Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Hits Off Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao; No Tsunami Alert


Early Thursday morning, a powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck off the waters near Sultan Kudarat in Maguindanao del Norte province, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Here are the details and impacts of the seismic event according to the report of The Philippine Star.

The earthquake occurred at 10:13 a.m. local time, with its epicenter located 133 kilometers south of Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat.

Phivolcs confirmed that there is no threat of a tsunami resulting from this offshore earthquake.

While aftershocks are anticipated, Phivolcs assured that no significant damage has been reported so far.

Reported Intensities

The earthquake was felt across various parts of Mindanao with reported intensities as follows:

  • Intensity IV (Moderately Strong):
    • Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental
  • Intensity III (Weak):
    • City of Mati, Davao Oriental
    • Glan, Sarangani
  • Intensity II (Slightly Felt):
    • Maragusan, Davao de Oro
    • City of Tagum, Davao del Norte
    • Libungan and Tulunan, Cotabato
    • Kiamba, Maitum, and Malapatan, Sarangani
    • City of Koronadal, South Cotabato
    • City of General Santos
  • Intensity I (Scarcely Perceptible):
    • City of Davao
    • Tantangan, South Cotabato
    • Lebak, Sultan Kudarat

Instrumental Intensities

Measured using intensity meters for ground acceleration:

  • Intensity III:
    • Don Marcelino and Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental
    • Glan and Malungon, Sarangani
  • Intensity II:
    • City of Tagum, Davao del Norte
    • City of Digos, Davao del Sur
    • Matalam, Cotabato
    • City of Cotabato
  • Intensity I:
    • Nabunturan, Davao de Oro
    • City of Davao
    • City of Kidapawan, Cotabato
    • Maitum, Sarangani
    • T’Boli and Tampakan, South Cotabato
    • Bagumbayan, Esperanza, Isulan, Kalamansig, Lambayong, and Lebak, Sultan Kudarat
    • City of Bislig, Surigao del Sur

As authorities continue to monitor the situation, residents are advised to remain cautious and prepared for possible aftershocks.

Read Also: Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake Hits Leyte; 2 Injured


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