Davao Occidental Hit by Earthquake with 4.8 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.8 magnitude quake in Davao Occidental, August 27, 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 was 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, August 28, 2021. At 04:39 a.m., Jose Abad Santos was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Davao Occidental was located at 05.45°North, 126.48°East – 106 km South 61° East of Jose Abad Santos with a depth of origin of 077 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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