4.0 magnitude quake hits Davao Oriental province

Published August 1, 2019, 8:37 AM

by Gabriela Baron & Minka Klaudia Tiangco

By Mike Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY – A 4.0 magnitude earthquake shook Davao Oriental province at dawn Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The Southern Mindanao Office of Civil Defense and provincial disaster risk reduction and management council there reported no damage or injury.

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the tremor registered at 12:39 a.m. on Thursday, August 1.

The epicenter was plotted 40 kilometers (km) southeast of Governor Generoso town, Davao Oriental province, it said.

The tremor had a depth of 29 km.

No aftershock alert was raised by the state agency.

The earthquake was tectonic in origin.

 
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