Davao Occidental Hit by Earthquake with 4.9 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.9 magnitude quake in Davao Occidental, July 31, 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, July 31, 2021. At 01:52 a.m., Sarangani was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Davao Occidental was located at 03.85°North, 127.67°East – 304 km South 55° East of Sarangani. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 191 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that no damage is expected of the said quake and as well as aftershocks. No intensity was recorded by the agency in the epicenter of the quake and its nearby areas.
Keep safe everyone. Rest assured we’ll keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.
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