Two Earthquakes, measuring 6.6 and 4.5 in Magnitude, strikes Philippines

Two earthquakes measuring 6.6 and 4.5 on Richter scale shook Mindanao and Luzon, respectively.

The first earthquake measuring 6.6-magnitude struck off Sarangani, Davao del Sur at 11:05 p.m. Sunday, August 26, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

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The earthquake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 92 kilometers. Its epicenter was located 390 kilometers southeast of Sarangani town.

Areas in Mindanao with reported various intensities:

Intensity IV - Davao City

Intensity III - General Santos City

Intensity II - Koronadal City; Tupi and Polomolok, South Cotabato

Phivolcs said aftershocks are expected from the earthquake. No damage was reported, as of posting.

Meanwhile, another moderately strong earthquake measuring 4.5-magnitude jolted Laoag City in Ilocos Norte at 12:28 p.m. Monday, August 27.

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The earthquake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 12 kilometers. Its epicenter was located 18 kilometers southeast of Laoag City.

Several areas in Luzon have reported various intensities:

Intensity IV - Laoag City; Badoc; Currimao; Pasuquin & Paoay, Ilocos Norte; Batac City

Intensity III - Tuguegarao City; Dingras; Solsona; Nueva Era; Burgos; Pagudpod & Sinait, Ilocos Norte; Bangued, Abra

Intensity II - Vigan City; & Magsingal, Ilocos Norte

No damage was reported and no aftershocks were expected, Phivolcs said.

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