Earthquake Davao Occidental: Phivolcs Records 4.7 Magnitude Quake

Phivolcs Releases Bulletin about Earthquake Davao Occidental w/ 4.7 Magnitude

EARTHQUAKE DAVAO OCCIDENTAL – The Phivolcs recorded a 4.7 magnitude earthquake in Sarangani, August 14, 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, August 14, 2022. At 09:04 p.m., Sarangani was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7.

Earthquake Davao Occidental
Photo: PHIVOLCS

According to Phivolcs, the earthquake that hit a part of Davao Occidental was located at 04.54°North, 126.18°East – 128 km South 41° East of Balut Island with a depth of origin of 020 kilometers.

Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that damages are not expected from the said quake and as well as aftershocks. The agency did not state any intensity felt at the epicenter of the quake nor the nearby areas. No instrumental intensity was recorded in any area.

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

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