No immediate reports of damages, injuries in Mati City quake

Published August 12, 2021, 11:01 AM

by Ivy Tejano

DAVAO CITY – The local government unit in Mati City is still monitoring their areas of responsibility (AOR) following the 7.3 magnitude quake that struck many parts of Mindanao on Thursday morning.

Though the National Weather Service released a ‘no tsunami’ advisory, Mati Information Office head Ben Tesiorna said the local government is still monitoring the city for any possible rise of the seawater level.

As of 2:20 am, Tesiorna said that nothing untoward is reported from all 26 barangays. Barangay personnel in and around coastal barangays are, however, still monitoring for any possible damages to structures.

The tremor at around 1:46 p.m. was of tectonic origin with its epicenter located in the City of Mati. This was felt in other parts of Mindanao with General Santos City registering an Intensity V.

Koronadal City and Tampakan, South Cotabato at Intensity IV, while some areas in the Visayas like Leyte also felt the quake at lower intensities.

Meanwhile, no confirmed injuries and damages were reported in Davao City, as per the Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) advisory.

While the city is still confirming the details of the recent earthquake, the CDRRMO is advising all BDRRMCs, volunteer groups, and response clusters to check for any possible damage caused by the ground shaking.