Magnitude 5.9 offshore quake hits Davao Occidental — Phivolcs


The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has recorded a 5.9-magnitude earthquake offshore of Davao Occidental on Tuesday morning, Jan. 24.

Phivolcs said the quake struck 303 kilometers (km) southeast of Balut Island, Sarangani, Davao Occidental at 10:13 a.m.

It noted that it was an aftershock of the 7.0-magnitude offshore quake on Jan. 18.

However, no intensity was recorded because the 5.9-magnitude earthquake may not have been felt.

Phivolcs said it does not expect damage or aftershocks because of this earthquake.