Davao Oriental Hit by Earthquake with 5.2 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 5.2 magnitude quake in Davao Oriental, October 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 Oriental. At 04:53 am today, October 17, 2019, Manay was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Davao Oriental was located at 07.25°North, 126.69°East – 017 km North 76° East of Manay. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 108 kilometers.
According to Phivolcs, there are no expected damages caused by the quake but there may be aftershocks. The following intensities were felt in these areas:
Intensity II – General Santos City
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for updates.
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