Earthquake Today: 5.3 Magnitude Quake Hits Davao de Oro

Phivolcs Releases Bulletin about the Earthquake Today in Davao de Oro, March 6, 2023

EARTHQUAKE TODAY – The Phivolcs recorded a 5.3 magnitude quake in Negros Oriental, today, Monday, March 6, 2023.

Following the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that jolted a part of Davao Occidental a few weeks ago, another strong quake was recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). The quake hit a part of Davao de Oro. According to the agency, it had a magnitude of 5.3.

The earthquake that struck Davao de Oro, Monday, March 6, 2023, at 04:43 a.m. was tectonic in origin. It specifically hit New Bataan.

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According to Phivolcs, the earthquake that hit a part of Davao de Oro was located at 07.37° North, 126.22° East – 022 km South 27° East of New Bataan with a depth of focus of 002 kilometers.

Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that damages are expected from the said quake as well as aftershocks. The following intensities and instrumental intensities were recorded:


  • Intensity I
    • Bislig City, Surigao del Sur
  • Intensity II
    • Laak, Davao De Oro
  • Intensity III
    • Nabunturan, Davao De Oro
  • Intensity IV
    • New Bataan, Davao De Oro
    • Maco, Davao De Oro
    • Mawab, Davao De Oro

Instrumental Intensity:

  • Intensity II
    • Davao City, Davao Del Sur
  • Intensity IV
    • Nabunturan, Davao De Oro

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