4.0-magnitude quake jolts Davao del Sur

Published March 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Mike Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY – A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck Davao del Sur province early Monday morning, March 23, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

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

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the earthquake was registered at 12:34 a.m.

The tremor was plotted six kilometers northwest of the town proper of Kiblawan, in Davao del Sur province, and had a depth of only 10 km, it said.

In its instrumental intensities, Phivolcs also said Intensity 3 was recorded in Koronadal City, while Intensity 3 was registered in Tupi, South Cotabato; and Intensity 1 in General Santos City, Kidapawan City and Malungon, Sarangani

No aftershocks and damages are expected from the tremor, it also said.

At 5:48 a.m. March 23, a 3.5-magnitude tectonic earthquake was also recorded and its epicenter was traced 13 km southeast of Columbio town, Sultan Kudarat province.

On the same day, at 5:33 a.m., a 3.7-magnitude tremor was registered and its epicenter was pinpointed 17 km southeast of the same town and province, with a depth of 10 km, Phivolcs also said.

No aftershock was raised by the state agency and no damages or injury are expected from the two tremors.

 
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