By Mike Crismundo
BUTUAN CITY – A 4.3-magnitude earthquake jolted Davao Occidental province in Southern Mindanao region early Monday, June 15, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the tremor was recorded at 2:52 a.m.
The epicenter was plotted 326 kilometers (kms) southeast of Sarangani, Davao Occidental province, with a depth of 53 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.
Earlier, a 5.0 magnitude tremor was also registered at 9:25 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, and its epicenter was traced 394 kms. southeast of Sarangani of that same province, with a depth of 230 kms, Phivolcs also said.
The earthquake was tectonic in origin, and no aftershock and tsunami alert was raised by the state agency.