Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 29) — A magnitude 7.2 earthquake shook Sarangani town in Davao Occidental and other areas in Mindanao on Saturday morning.
The earthquake struck an area off Sarangani at around 4:23 a.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
Phivolcs said the quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 57 km.
Multiple aftershocks have followed the quake, the strongest recorded by Phivolcs was a magnitude-4.1 tremor at 4:54 a.m.
At around 7 a.m., Phivolcs lifted the tsunami warning it had earlier issued, warning residents to stay away from the coast fronting Celebes Sea in Sarangani, Davao Occidental, South Cotabato, Davao Oriental, and Sultan Kudarat.
“Tsunami threat is over and only a 10 cm wave was produced,” Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum said in a text message sent to CNN Philippines.
The highest intensity was felt in the SOCCSKSARGEN region in Mindanao.
- General Santos City
- Koronadal City
- Santa Maria, Jose Abad Santos, Don Marcelino, and Balot Island in Davao Occidental
- Polomolok and Tupi, South Cotabato
- Alabel, Malapatan, and Glan in Sarangani
- Palimbag, Sultan Kudarat
- Davao City
- Cotabato City
- Zamboanga City
- Cagayan De Oro City
- Kidapawan City
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CNN Philippines Staff
April 29, 2017
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