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Davao Occidental Hit by Earthquake with 4.1 Magnitude

EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.1 magnitude quake in Davao Occidental, October 8, 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 strong 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.

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 06:37 am today, October 8, 2019, Davao Occidental was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1.

Earthquake

According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Davao Occidental was located at 06.33°North, 125.47°East – 018 km South 60° West of Malita. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 024 kilometers.

According to Phivolcs, Intensity I was felt in Tupi, South Cotabato while Alabel, Sarangani and General Santos City felt Intensity II. Phivolcs stated that there are no expected damages caused by the quake. Also, there are no expected aftershocks.

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

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