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Magnitude 4 earthquake hits South Cotabato



MANILA, Philippines — A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck at 3:28 p.m. Saturday near Surallah in south Cotabato, state seismologists said.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the epicenter of the tectonic quake was located 11 kilometers southwest of Surallah. It had a depth of field of 8 kilometers.

In terms of reported intensities, the Banga and Tampakan areas in southern Cotabato, as well as the city of General Santos, experienced Intensity II.

Meanwhile, Kiamba and Maitum in Sarangani and Polomolok in South Cotabato recorded Intensity I.

The Philippines is located on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, where continental plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

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