Quake epicenter (Image taken from Phivolcs' website)

MANILA – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Tuesday recorded a magnitude 6 earthquake in Davao Occidental.

The tectonic quake struck 316 kilometers southeast of Balut Island, Sarangani at 10:13 a.m. It was 10 km. deep.

Phivolcs did not record any reported and instrumental intensities in its earthquake bulletin issued at 10:24 a.m.

Reported intensity is the traditional way of knowing the intensity based on reports of people who felt the earthquake. Instrumental intensity, on the other hand, is measured using an intensity meter that measures ground acceleration.

Phivolcs said aftershocks are likely, but damage is not expected from the magnitude 6 quake. (PNA)