Davao Occidental Hit by Earthquake with 3.9 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 3.9 magnitude quake in Davao Occidental, October 7, 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.
One of the strong quakes recorded by Phivolcs is the 7.1 magnitude quake in Davao Oriental. There were expected aftershocks due to the said quake and a tsunami advisory was released.
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.
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Recently, a quake has hit a part of Davao Occidental, October 7, 2021. At 12:51 a.m., Jose Abad Santos was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Davao Occidental was located at 04.90°North, 127.57°East – 241 km South 62° East of Jose Abad Santos with a depth of origin of 115 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that no damage is expected of the said quake and as well as aftershocks. As of this writing, no intensity was recorded of the said quake at its epicenter and the nearby areas.
Keep safe everyone. Rest assured we will keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.
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