4.4-magnitude quake hits Davao Occidental, Surigao del Norte provinces

Published May 24, 2022, 10:12 AM

by Mike Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY – A 4.4-magnitude earthquake hit Davao Occidental province anew in Southern Mindanao region Tuesday morning, May 24, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the tremor was recorded at 7:11 a.m.

The epicenter was plotted 295 kilometers southeast of Sarangani Island (Municipality of Sarangani), Davao Occidental province.

The tremor had a depth of 256 kms, Phivolcs said.

The earthquake was tectonic in origin and the state agency is expecting no aftershocks.

The Southern Mindanao Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and Davao Oriental Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) reported no damage or casualty.

Earlier, a 4.4-magnitude tectonic earthquake also recorded at 2:18 a.m. on the same day, May 24 and its epicenter was traced 69 kms northeast of Burgos town, Siargao Island, in Surigao del Norte province, with a depth of 16 kms, Phivolcs also reported.

The state agency did not expect any aftershocks and the Surigao del Norte PDRRMC also reported no damage or injury.