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Magnitude 6.3 quake rocks parts of Mindanao

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 16) – A magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocked parts of Mindanao Wednesday evening, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The quake, tectonic in origin, has a depth of 15 kilometers along Tulunan town in North Cotabato. It struck the area at 7:37 p.m.

It was felt at Intensity 7 in Kidapawan City – a scale that Phivolcs classifies as "destructive" as it could overturn heavy objects or cause considerable damage to old or poorly-built structures.

Intensity 5 was recorded in Tupi, South Cotabato, as well as Alabel town in Sarangani.

Intensity 4 meanwhile struck Kiamba in Sarangani, T’Boli in South Cotabato, and General Santos City.

Intensity 3 was felt in parts of Cagayan de Oro City and Gingoog City in Misamis Oriental, while Intensity 2 was recorded in Misamis Oriental.

Intensity 1 jolted Dipolog City in Zamboanga del Norte, and Bislig City in Surigao del Sur.

Phivolcs warned of aftershocks, adding that damage is also expected.

This is a developing story.

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