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Davao Occidental Hit by Earthquake with 4.6 Magnitude

EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.6 magnitude quake in Davao Occidental, June 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.

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 hit a part of Davao Occidental, June 23, 2022. At 09:36 a.m., Balut Islands was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6.

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Photo: PHIVOLCS

According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Davao Occidental was located at 02.94° North, 128.63°East – 445 km South 53° East of Balut Island with a depth of origin of 268 kilometers.

Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that damages are not expected from the said quake as well as aftershocks. As of this writing, the records state that no intensity was felt at the epicenter of the quake and as well as in the nearby areas. No Instrumental Intensity was recorded.

Keep safe everyone. Rest assured we will keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.

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