Sarangani Province Struck by 5.4 Earthquake off Coast

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake was recorded at Sarangani province in Davao Occidental at 6:12 p.m. on Thursday, authorities said.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said that the quake of tectonic origin, 244 kilometers southeast of the province can have expected aftershocks but has no expected damage.

No tsunami warnings have been issued as of now.

Another 4.0-magnitude quake was recorded just before 10 p.m. off the coast of the province with no expected aftershocks.

The PHIVOLCS also reported a 6.6-magnitude quake on the Kermadec Islands region in New Zealand, but said that there was no tsunami threat to the country.

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