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Occidental Mindoro experienced a 4.1 magnitude earthquake

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.1 magnitude earthquake in Occidental Mindoro on June 19.

This kind of natural calamity can be the most devastating as it can come unexpectedly unlike storms that can be forecasted. However, the only thing that can be a sign for preparation when this calamity hits is when an area is being declared as part of placed frequently hit by the quake.


In the Philippines, based on the records of Phivolcs, the quake that jolted Davao Oriental with a 7.1 magnitude is the strongest so far. Private and public infrastructures were destroyed.

Experts have been warning the public regarding the possible earthquake called the “Big One” that could bring devastating effects to the country.

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On June 18, a 4.3 magnitude quake was recorded in Davao Occidental. Based on a previous report, the quake was located at 02.26°North, 128.40°East – 479 km South 43° East of Sarangani. It was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 178 kilometers.

Reportedly, there were no reported damages, and aftershocks were not expected to happen. On June 19, Friday, residents of Santa Cruz, Occidental Mindoro experienced a 4.1 magnitude earthquake. It is located at 13.04°North, 120.89°East – 018 km South 80° East of Santa Cruz. Specifically, the quake happened at 09:46 AM, based on the Philvolcs report.

Keep safe everyone and always be prepared.

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