4.4-magnitude quake jolts Davao Occidental anew

Published June 22, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By Mike Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY – A 4.4-magnitude earthquake hit Davao Occidental province before midnight on Monday, June 22, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the tremor was recorded at 11:33 p.m., with the epicenter plotted 264 kilometers (kms) southeast of Sarangani (Davao Occidental).

The tremor had a depth of nine 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 (OCD) and Davao Occidental provincial disaster risk reduction and management council (PDRRMC) there reported no damage or injury.

Earlier on the same day (June 22), a 4.6-magnitude tremor was also registered at 6:56 p.m. and its epicenter was traced 235 kms. southeast of that same town and province, with a depth of 70 kms, Phivolcs also said.

The earthquake was tectonic in origin and no aftershock was raised by the state agency while the OCD and PDRRMC also reported no damage or injury.