4.1-magnitude quake jolts Davao Occidental

Published August 6, 2020, 8:12 AM

by Mike Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY – A 4.1-magnitude earthquake hit Davao Occidental province in Southern Mindanao region early Thursday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the tremor was recorded at 2:13 a.m. The epicenter was plotted at 368 (kms) southeast of Sarangani, Davao Occidental province. The tremor had a depth of 254 kms.

The earthquake was tectonic in origin and no aftershock or tsunami alert was raised by the state 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.

A 3.8-magnitude tectonic earthquake was also registered at 3:17 a.m. also on Thursday, and its epicenter was traced at 4 kms southwest of Bayabas town, Surigao del Sur province, with a depth of 29 kms, Phivolcs also said, in its latest advisory.

No aftershock was raised by the state agency and the Surigao del Sur PDRRMC there also no reported damage or injury.