4.0-magnitude quake jolts Davao Oriental

Published July 16, 2020, 7:53 AM

by Mike Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY – A 4.0-magnitude earthquake hit Davao Oriental province in Southern Mindanao region before midnight Wednesday, July 15, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the tremor was recorded at 11:13 p.m.

The epicenter was plotted 100 kilometers (kms) southeast of Tarragona  town, Davao Oriental province. 

The tremor had a depth of 49 kms, Phivolcs said.

The earthquake was tectonic in origin and no aftershock was raised by the state agency.

The regional office of the Southern Mindanao Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and Davao Oriental provincial disaster risk reduction and management council (PDRRMC) there reported no damage or injury.

Meanwhile, a 3.5-magnitude tectonic earthquake was also registered at 2:49 a.m. on Thursday, July 16, and its epicenter traced 56 kms southeast of Sarangani, Davao Occidental province, with a depth of 65 kms, Phivolcs also said, in its latest advisory.

No aftershock was raised by the state agency and the Davao Occidental PDRRMC there also no reported damage or injury.