7.1-magnitude quake rocks Mindanao, no tsunami threat to PH – Phivolcs

Published August 12, 2021, 8:09 AM

by Jhon Aldrin Casinas

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked parts Mindanao early Thursday morning.


The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said strong temblor took place at 1:46 a.m.

Its epicenter was estimated at 95 kilometers southeast of Governor Generoso in Davao Oriental.

The earthquake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of focus of 39 km.

Intensity V or “strong shaking” was felt in Governor Generoso, City of Mati, Baganga, and Lupon, Davao Oriental; City of Tagum, City of Panabo, Carmen, and Nabunturan, Davao del Norte; General Santos City; Alabel, and Malungon, Sarangani.

Intensity IV or “moderately strong shaking” was felt in City of Davao; Kiblawan, Davao del Sur; City of Koronadal, Tampakan, Tupi, and Polomolok, South Cotabato; Glan, Malapatan, and Kiamba, Sarangani; Monkayo, Davao de Oro.

Intensity III was measured in Kabacan, Cotabato; Bayugan, Agusan del Sur, Intensity II in Cagayan de Oro City; Maasim, Sarangani; Arakan and Banisilan, Cotabato, and Intensity I in Mambajao, Camiguin Island.

State seismologists warned that damage and aftershocks are expected following the quake.

“No destructive tsunami threat exists based on available data,” Phivolcs said.

“This is for information purposes only and there is no tsunami threat to the Philippines from this earthquake,” it added.