Magnitude 6.2 quake hits waters off Davao Occidental

Published July 10, 2021, 10:32 AM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz


The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has detected a 6.2-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Davao Occidental on Saturday morning, July 10.

Phivolcs recorded the earthquake at 8:43 a.m. and traced its epicenter at 368 kilometers (km) southeast of Sarangani, Davao Occidental.

It was initially measured as a 6.0-magnitude quake

It was followed by a 5.4-magnitude quake at around 8:51 a.m., with its epicenter traced at 304 km southeast of Sarangani, Davao Occidental

Phivolcs said the earthquakes were tectonic in origin, which means the tremors were caused by the movement of an active fault near the area.

There was no recorded intensity as the earthquakes were not felt but Phivolcs said aftershocks were likely to occur.

Phivolcs also pointed out that there is no threat of a tsunami hitting the country after the 6.2-magnitude quake.