4.2-magnitude quake jolts Davao Oriental

Published January 27, 2021, 9:40 AM

by Mike Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY – A 4.2-magnitude earthquake hit Davao Oriental province in Southern Mindanao region Wednesday morning, January 27, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

(MANILA BULLETIN)

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the tremor was recorded at 5:04 a.m., with the epicenter plotted 72 kilometers (kms) northeast of Baganga town, Davao Oriental province.

The tremor had a depth of 16 kms, Phivolcs said.
The earthquake was tectonic in origin and no aftershock was raised by the state agency.
The regional office of the Southern Mindanao Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and Davao Oriental provincial disaster risk reduction and management council (PDRRMC) there reported
no damage or injury.

Earlier, a 4.1-magnitude tectonic earthquake was also registered at 8:39 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, and its epicenter traced 337 kms southwest of Kiamba (Sarangani), with a depth of 435 kms, Phivolcs also said, in its advisory.

No aftershock was raised by the state agency and the Southern Mindanao Office of Civil Defense and Sarangani PDRRMC there also no reported damage or injury.

 
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