Davao Occidental Hit by Earthquake with 5.6 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 5.6 magnitude quake in Davao Occidental, March 8, 2022.
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, March 8, 2022. At 02:13 a.m., Balut Island was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Davao Occidental was located at 02.90°North, 125.58°East – 278 km South 04° East of Balut Island with a depth of origin of 115 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that damages are expected of the said quake but there may be aftershocks. As of this writing, the records show that no intensity was felt at the epicenter of the quake and as well as 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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