4.0-magnitude quake jolts Davao Occidental

Published July 14, 2020, 8:40 AM

by Mike Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY – A 4.0-magnitude earthquake hit Davao Occidental province in Southern Mindanao region on early Tuesday morning, July 14, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the tremor was recorded at 12:46 a.m.

The epicenter was plotted 346 kilometers (kms) southeast of Sarangani, Davao Occidental province.

The tremor had a depth of 43 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, a 4.0-magnitude tectonic earthquake was also registered at 2:15 p.m. on Monday, July 13, and its epicenter was traced 44 kms southwest of Kalamansig town, Sultan Kudarat province in Central Mindanao region, with a depth of 33 kms.

No aftershock was raised by the state agency. 

The regional office of the Central Mindanao OCD and Sultan Kudarat PDRRMC there also reported no damage or injury.