Davao Occidental Hit by Earthquake with 3.8 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 3.8 magnitude quake in Davao Occidental, May 23, 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 hit a part of Davao Occidental, May 23, 2022. At 07:45 a.m., Balut Island was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Davao Occidental was located at 04.92°North, 125.89°East – 075 km South 44° East of Balut Island with a depth of origin of 156 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that damages are expected from the said quake as well as aftershocks. As of this writing, the records show that no intensity was felt at the epicenter of the quake and as well in 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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