A 5.3-magnitude earthquake jolted Davao de Oro early Monday morning, March 6, based on the earthquake information issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
Phivolcs said the quake struck 22 kilometers southeast of New Bataan, Davao de Oro around 4:43 a.m.
It was felt at Intensity IV (moderately strong) in New Bataan, Maco, and Mawab in Davao De Oro; Intensity III (weak) in Nabunturan, Davao De Oro; Intensity II (slightly felt) in Laak, Davao De Oro; and Intensity I (scarcely perceptible) in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur.
Phivolcs’ instruments also recorded the tremor at Intensity IV in Nabunturan, Davao de Oro and Intensity II in Davao City.
It said the earthquake was tectonic, which means it was caused by the movement of an active fault near the area.
Moreover, Phivolcs said the earthquake may have caused damage to houses, buildings, and other infrastructures.
It advised the public to stay vigilant as aftershocks may occur.