Davao Occidental Hit by Earthquake with 2.6 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 2.6 magnitude quake in Davao Occidental, May 16, 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 01:42 pm, May 16, 2020, Sarangani was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.6.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Davao Occidental was located at 04.14°North, 126.76°East – 202 km South 45° East of Sarangani. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 031 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in a bulletin that there are no expected damages caused by the quake and as well as aftershocks. No intensity was recorded of the said quake.
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for updates.
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