By Mike Crismundo
BUTUAN CITY – A 4.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Davao Occidental province on early Friday morning, May 22, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the tremor was recorded at 3 a.m., with the epicenter plotted 264 kilometers (kms) southeast of Sarangani, Davao Occidental province.
The tremor had a depth of 38 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.
Meanwhile, a 2,5-magnitude tectonic earthquake was also registered at 6:54 a.m. on the same day, and its epicenter was traced 24 kms northeast of Burgos town, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte province, with a depth of 14 kms, Phivolcs also said, in its latest bulletin.
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.