Davao Occidental Hit by Earthquake with 4.3 Magnitude Today
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.3 magnitude quake in Davao Occidental today, August 17, 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.
Previously, in April 22, Phivolcs recorded a quake in a part of Zambales. It had a magnitude of 6.1. Strong shaking were felt leaving people fearing about the so-called “Big One“.
Phivolcs recorded a 5.6 magnitude quake in Makilala, North Cotabato at around 8 pm on July 9. It was followed by several aftershocks.
Recently, a quake has hit a part of Davao Occidental. At 03:51 am today, August 17, 2019, Davao Occidental was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Davao Occidental was located at 03.09°North, 126.38°East – 278 km South 21° East of Sarangani. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 070 kilometers.
According to Phivolcs, there are no expected damages caused by the quake and but there may be aftershocks.
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for updates.
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