Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 hits Philippines sea
Tremors felt in Davao City, Bislig, Surigao del Sur and General Santos City
An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 was detected at sea near the Philippines on Thursday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.
The quake occurred at a depth of 122 km, the EMSC added.
It had initially reported a magnitude of 7.2.
According to CNN Philippines, the tremors with Intensity 5 (strong) were felt in General Santos City, Intensity 4 in Davao City, and Intensity 2 in Bislig, Surigao del Sur.
BREAKING: Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits waters off Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental at 8:23 p.m., @phivolcs_dost says.— CNN Philippines (@cnnphilippines) January 21, 2021
Intensity 5, considered by Phivolcs as 'strong' was felt in General Santos City; Intensity 4 in Davao City; and Intensty 2 in Bislig, Surigao del Sur. pic.twitter.com/PWF6Gkoi4n
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