Philippines Earthquake: Magnitude 6.1 Quake Rocks Mindanao (July 14, 2014)

A strong Philippines earthquake measured at magnitude 6.1 rocked parts of the Mindanao region at about 4pm Monday, July 14, 2014.

Philippines Earthquake July 14, 2014

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported that a massive quake with a depth of 8 kilometers struck about 106 kilometers Southeast of Don Marcelino town in the province of Davao Occidental.

PHIVOLCS said the intensities felt in affected areas were as follows:
  • Intensity IV - Gov. Generoso, Davao Oriental;
  • Intensity III - Glan, Sarangani; Mati City; Davao City; Don Marcelino and Malita, Davao Occidental
  • Intensity II - Gen. Santos City; Digos City
  • Intensity I - M'lang, North Cotabato; Tupi and Koronadal, South Cotabato
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage to properties, but news about the Philippines earthquake on July 14, 2014 spread like wildfire on social media, prompting Filipinos abroad to check the status of their relatives in Mindanao.