6.4-magnitude quake hits Davao Occidental

Published September 7, 2020, 12:06 AM

by Jaleen Ramos

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Davao Occidental on Sunday night, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported.

The earthquake, which occurred at 11:23 p.m, was tectonic in origin and was traced 26 kilometers southeast of Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental.

The quake had a depth of 143 km, with the following registered intensities: Intensity V – General Santos City; Mati City; Intensity IV – Magsaysay, Davao del Sur; Koronadal City; Intensity III – Kidapawan City

Phivolcs said the quake was also felt under the following instrumental Intensities: Intensity V – Alabel & Malungon, Sarangani; General Santos City; Intensity IV – Koronadal City, & Tupi, South Cotabato; Kiamba, Sarangani; Intensity III – Gingoog City; Intensity II – Bislig City; Intensity I – Cagayan de Oro City

The quake was not expected to cause any damage to property. However, aftershocks are likely to happen.

 
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