4.2 magnitude quake hits Davao Oriental

Published March 25, 2019, 8:40 AM

by Patrick Garcia


By Mike Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY — A magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck Davao Oriental province Sunday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

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

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the tremor was registered at 1:07 p.m.

The epicenter was plotted 65 southeast of Caraga, Davao Oriental province, it said.

The tremor had a depth of only 14 km, Phivolcs said.

No aftershock is expected.

On Monday (March 25), a 3.6 magnitude tremor was also recorded at 5:19 a.m. and its epicenter was located 115 km southeast of nearby Governor Generoso town, also of Davao Oriental province, with a depth of 50 km, Phivolcs also said in its latest bulletin.

The two earthquakes that struck Davao oriental province were tectonic in origin and no tsunami alert was raised by the state agency.

The Philippines sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where continental plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.