Davao Occidental Hit by Earthquake with 5.4 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 5.4 magnitude quake in Davao Occidental, February 21, 2020.
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 05:54 am, February 21, 2020, Jose Abad Santos was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Davao Occidental was located at 05.58°North, 125.70°East – 035 km South 16° East of Jose Abad Santos. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 190 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that there are no expected damages caused by the quake. The quake-recording agency did not warn of possible aftershocks as well. The following intensities were recorded of the said quake:
- Intensity III – General Santos City; Tupi and Polomolok, South Cotabato; Alabel, Saranggani
- Intensity II – Maasin and Malapatan, Sarangani; Davao City
- Intensity I – Tampakan, South Cotabato
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for updates.
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