4.8 magnitude quake hits Davao Occidental

Published June 7, 2018, 11:37 AM

by Patrick Garcia

By Mike Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY – A 4.8-magnitude earthquake shook Davao Occidental province this morning (June 7), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.


In its latest bulletin, Phivolcs said the tremor was registered at 10:09 a.m. today (June 7).

The epicenter was located 6 kilometers southeast of Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental province, it said.

The tremor had a depth of 188 km, Phivolcs said.

In its instrumental intensities, Phivolcs said Intensity II was recorded in General Santos City and Alabel, Sarangani.

Four other mild tectonic earthquakes also jolted Davao region province today (June 7), Phivolcs said.

However, the southern Mindanao regional office of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) there reported no damage or injury, based on the reports of the provincial disaster risk reduction and management councils (DRRMCs).

Earlier, a 2.6 magnitude earthquake was registered at 8:38 a.m. on the same day (June 7).

The epicenter was traced 30 km southeast of Tarragona town, Davao Oriental province, it said.

The tremor had a depth of 163 km.

At 7:52 a.m. on the same day (June 7), a 3.1 magnitude tremor was also recorded, the state agency said.

The epicenter was located 120 km southeast of Jose Abad Santos town again, Davao Occidental province, it said.

The earthquake had a depth of 129 km.

On the same day (June 7), a magnitude 2.5 earthquake was registered at 3:19 a.m. and its epicenter was pinpointed only 7 km northeast of Baculin, Davao Oriental province, with a depth of 19 km, Phivolcs said.

At 12:12 a.m. on the same day (June 7), a 2.2 magnitude tremor was also recorded and its epicenter was traced 32 km northeast of Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental province, with a depth of 12 km, it also said.

The five tremors were tectonic in origin and no tsunami alert or aftershock was raised by the state agency.