Author: Sandy Ghaz
Date: February 12, 2019
in: Breaking News
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Davao Occidental Hit by Earthquake with 5.1 Magnitude

EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 5.1 magnitude quake in Davao Occidental this afternoon, February 12, 2019.

Most of the time, quakes hit with no prior signs. Recently, several places in and out of the Philippines were shaken by quakes of different magnitudes.

One of the latest quakes recorded by Phivolcs is the 7.1 magnitude quake in Davao Oriental. There were expected aftershocks due to the said quake and a tsunami advisory was released.

Recently, Phivolcs recorded another quake in a part of Davao. At 04:01:25 in the afternoon today, February 12, 2019, Davao Occidental was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1.


According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Davao Occidental was located at 05.05°North, 126.17°East – 088 km South 61° East of Sarangani.

The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 048 kilometers. Intensity I was felt in Kiamba and Alambel in Saranggani.

Based on the bulletin posted by Phivolcs on its official Twitter page, there is no expected damage caused by the quake that hit Davao Occidental but there may be aftershocks.

Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for updates.

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