Magnitude 6 quake jolts Agusan del Sur

MANILA — A magnitude 6 earthquake struck the province of Agusan del Sur on Sunday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said.

According to its advisory, the earthquake occurred at10:38 a.m., with its epicenter at 19 km from Talacogon, Agusan del Sur

The temblor, which was tectonic in origin, had a depth of six kilometers.

Intensity 6 was felt in Talacogon, Agusan del Sur; Intensity 4 in Butuan City, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur; Tagum City; Intensity 3 in Gingoog, Misamis Oriental; Bislig City; Davao City; Balingwan and Balingasag, Misamis Oriental; Intensity 2 in Cagayan de Oro City and Intensity 1 in Kidapawan City.

PHIVOL further said it expects aftershocks and damages from the quake.

PHIVOLCS updated its earlier report stating that the tectonic quake had a magnitude of 5.7, which occurred at the same time near La Paz town in the said province. PNA/