4.3 magnitude quake jolts Davao Occidental

Published September 18, 2019, 9:28 AM

by Patrick Garcia

By Mike Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY – A 4.3 magnitude earthquake jolted Davao Occidental province on Wednesday morning, Sept. 18, 2019, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the tremor was recorded at 2:45 a.m.

The epicenter was plotted 195 kilometers (kms) southeast of Sarangani, Davao Occidental province with a depth of 101 kms, Phivolcs said.

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

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

On Monday, Sept. 16, a 4.5 magnitude tremor was also registered and its epicenter was traced 19 kms. northeast of Burgos, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte province, with a depth of only 9 kms, Phivolcs also said.

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

The Surigao del Norte provincial disaster risk reduction and management council there also reported no damage or injury.

 
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