Tectonic quake hits Davao province anew

Published August 25, 2018, 9:38 AM

by iManila Developer

By Mike Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY — Mild tectonic earthquakes continue to shake Davao province, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

(PHIVOLCS / MANILA BULLETIN)
(PHIVOLCS / MANILA BULLETIN)

However, the regional office of the Southern Mindanao Office of Civil Defense there reported no damages or injuries after the early morning tremor struck in that province of Davao Occidental, which faces the Pacific Ocean. on Saturday.

The latest 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck Davao Occidental province early Saturday morning, Aug. 25, 2018, Phivolcs said.

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the tremor was registered at 6:44 a.m. The epicenter was plotted 87 kilometers (km) southeast of Sarangani, Davao Occidental province, and a depth of 66 km, Phivolcs said. No aftershock is expected.

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

Earlier, a magnitude 2.9 tremor was also registered at 4:55 a.m. on the same day (Aug. 25). The epicenter was located 98 km southeast of Jose Abad Santos of that same province, with a depth of 63 km, Phivolcs also said.

The earthquake was also tectonic in origin and no aftershock or tsunami alert was raised by the state agency.

The tremor did not also cause any damage or injury, Phivolcs added.

 
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