6.4-magnitude earthquake rattles Philippines

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Manila, Sep 29 (IANS) A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Philippines’ Davao Occidental province on Sunday, according to disaster management officials.

Previously, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said that the quake was at 6.1-magnitude, Xinhua news agency reported.

In the updated report, Phivolcs said that the offshore quake, which struck at 10.02 a.m., hit at a depth of 60 km, about 130 km of Jose Abad Santos town. There were no reported casualties or damages.

The quake, which was tectonic in origin, was also felt in the cities of Kidapawan, Davao, Sarangani, General Santos, Cagayan de Oro, Gingoog and Bislig on Mindanao island, the institute added.

–IANS

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