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UPDATE 2: Magnitude 6.3 quake hits North Cotabato – Phivolcs

A magnitude 6.3 shook parts of Mindanao on Wednesday evening, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Phivolcs recorded the epicenter of the quake at 23 kilometers southwest of Makilala at 7:37 p.m. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a shallow depth of 2 kilometers.

Intensity 7 was felt in Tulunan, North Cotabato; M’Lang, North Cotabato; Kidapawan City; Intensity 6 in Tacurong City; Intensity 5 in Kalamansig, Lebak and Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat and Pikit and Pres. Roxas, North Cotabato; Intensity 4 in Cotabato City; Sultan Kudarat, Matanog and Barira, Maguindanao; and Intensity 1 in Zamboanga City

Five aftershocks have been recorded so far between magnitude 2.4 and 3.1 with the latest recorded at 8:36 p.m.

Damage to property is expected, Phivolcs said.

Phivolcs Chief Renato Solidum said in an interview on radio dzMM that there was no tsunami warning. ARIC JOHN SY CUA

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