18 aftershocks recorded after 7.1-magnitude quake in Davao Occidental

Published January 22, 2021, 10:15 AM

by Nonoy Lacson

ZAMBOANGA CITY – A total of 18 tremors, ranging from magnitude 3.2 to 4.2, were  recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) in the 10 hours after a 7.1 earthquake hit  Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental on Thursday night.

Pedestrians cross on the street in Matina Crossing, Davao City as the overpass was temporarily closed after it sustained cracks following the Magnitude 7.1 off the coast of Davao Occidental Thursday night, January 21, 2021. (Keith Bacongco / MANILA BULLETIN)
Pedestrians cross on the street in Matina Crossing, Davao City as the overpass was temporarily closed after it sustained cracks following the Magnitude 7.1 off the coast of Davao Occidental Thursday night, January 21, 2021. (Keith Bacongco / MANILA BULLETIN)

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The earthquake   which was tectonic in origin, hit Jose Abad Santos in Davao Occidental at 8:23 p.m., and was traced 231 kilometers southeast of Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental, the Phivolcs  report said.

The quake was also felt  at an intensity 5 in General Santos City  and Kiamba, Sarangani:

Intensity  4 in Davao City, parts of General Santos City, Alabel, Sarangani; Koronadal City and  South Cotabato.

Intensity 3 was felt in Kidapawan, Bislig, Surigao del Sur, and Gingoog, Misamis Oriental.

Intensity 2 was recorded in Cagayan de Oro, Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, and Borongan in Eastern Samar; while intensity 1 was logged in Catbalogan, Samar.

Jose Abad Santos town Mayor Jason John Joyce said on Thursday night, that  no damage was reported in his town, as of Thursday night.

“I am sending this message to everyone who was asking about the earthquake. We are okay. No damages reported as of yet. [We] will update,” Joyce said in a statement on Thursday evening.

Phivolcs said there  was no indication that a  tsunami   will hit the coastal towns of Davao Occidental in Mindanao, Phivolcs seismologist stated in their advisory.

On Friday, the  local government of Jose Abad  Santos is expected to assess the extent of damage or damages that the earthquake caused.

 
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