4.0-magnitude quake hits Davao Occidental

Published August 7, 2020, 9:28 AM

by Mike Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY – A 4.0-magnitude earthquake hit Davao Occidental province in Southern Mindanao region before midnight Thursday, August 6, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the tremor was recorded at 10:03 p.m., with the epicenter plotted 190 kilometers (kms) southeast of Sarangani, Davao Occidental province. 

The tremor had a depth of 124 kms, Phivolcs said. 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.

Meanwhile, a 3.0-magnitude tectonic earthquake was also registered at 2:57 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, and its epicenter traced 195 kms southeast of nearby Jose Abad Santos town of that same province, with a depth of 15 kms, Phivolcs also said, in its latest advisory.

No aftershock was raised by the state agency and the Davao Occidental PDRRMC there also reported no damage or injury.