6.1-magnitude earthquake rattles southern Philippines

2021-04-10 11:05:54 GMT2021-04-10 19:05:54(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

MANILA, April 10 (Xinhua) -- An offshore earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 shook Davao Occidental province in the southern Philippines on Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The quake, which struck at 5:30 p.m. local time, hit at a depth of 314 km, about 148 kilometers southwest to Sarangani town, said Phivolcs, explaining the quake was tectonic in origin.

The quake will trigger aftershocks but will not cause damage, said Phivolcs.

The tremor was also felt in Alabel town in Sarangani province as well as in the Mindanao region.

The Philippines has frequent seismic activity due to its location along the Pacific "Ring of Fire." Enditem