Magnitude 6.0 quake hits Lanao del Sur

COTABATO CITY-- A magnitude 6.0 quake hit Lanao del Sur early Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the tremor was felt at 5:21 a.m., was tectonic in origin and traced 6 kilometers west of upland town of Wao. It has a depth of 1 km.

The tremor was also felt in surrounding areas of Lanao del Sur.

Intensity IV was felt in Davao City; Cagayan De Oro City; Cotabato City; and Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental.

Instrumental Intensity: Intensity III- Cagayan De Oro City

Aftershocks are expected, Phivolcs said.

Lanao del Sur is 131 kilometers east of Cotabato City or 3 hours and 15 minutes travel by land via Banisilan-Alamada road.

No reported casualties or damages to properties as of posting.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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