Davao Occidental Hit by Earthquake with 5.3 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 5.3 magnitude quake in Davao Occidental, May 11, 2021.
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“. But the agency advises the people to wait for factual information and not to panic.
Recently, a quake has hit a part of Davao Occidental today, May 11, 2021. At 01:25 a.m., Jose Abad Santos was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Davao Occidental was 05.60°North, 126.37°East – 087 km South 66° East of Jose Abad Santos. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 072 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that no damage is expected of the said quake but there may be aftershocks. The following instrumental intensities were recorded in these areas:
- Intensity I
- Gingoong City, Misamis Oriental
- Koronadal City, South Cotabato
- Kiamba, Sarangani
- Intensity II
- General Santos City
Keep safe everyone. Rest assured we’ll keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.
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