4.6-magnitude quake hits waters off Davao Oriental — Phivolcs

Published October 26, 2021, 2:26 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz


A magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck waters of Davao Oriental on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 26, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

The earthquake occurred at around 1:51 p.m. and had a depth of 49 kilometers (km).

Its epicenter was traced 36 km southeast of Caraga, Davao Oriental.

Phivolcs initially measured the earthquake at magnitude 4.8 but later revised it to magnitude 4.6.

It was felt as a “weak” tremor at Intensity III in Caraga, Davao Oriental and in Monkayo, Mawab, and Laak, Davao de Oro, while it was slightly felt at Intensity II in Davao City, Bislig City, Mati City and Baganga in Davao Oriental, Tagum City, and Montevista in Davao de Oro.

Phivolcs said the earthquake was tectonic in origin, which means it was caused by the movement of an active fault near the area.

However, it does not expect damage to property or aftershocks due to this earthquake.