EARTHQUAKE: 4.0 Magnitude Quake Hit Davao Occidental

Phivolcs Releases Bulletin about the Earthquake Today in Davao Occidental, August 30, 2023

EARTHQUAKE – The Phivolcs recorded a 4.0 magnitude quake in Davao Occidental today, August 30, 2023.

Following the 5.5 magnitude earthquake in Davao Occidental yesterday, another significant quake was recently recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in the province. The quake hit Jose Abad Santos. According to the agency, it has a magnitude of 4.0.

Earthquake Today

The earthquake today that struck Davao Occidental, Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at 04:00 a.m. was tectonic in origin. It specifically hit the southernmost municipality in the mainland of the island of Mindanao.

According to Phivolcs, the earthquake that hit a part of Davao Occidental was located at 05.97°North, 125.71°East – 010 km North 52° East of Jose Abad Santos. It had a depth of focus of 169 kilometers.

Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that damages are not expected from the said quake but there may be aftershocks. According to the quake-recording agency, no intensity was recorded at the epicenter of the quake as well as the nearby areas. No instrumental intensity was logged as per the bulletin as well.

Earthquakes are among the natural incidents that cannnot be predicted accurately as most experts in the field agree on. Thus, most countries really make sure that they have a bureau or an organization that monitors a quake incident across their nation.

Quakes can happen in land and underwater. In the case of the latter, it can trigger tsunami thus quake-recording agencies are also often the one that monitors tsunami threats. On land, quakes can result to damages and loss of lives thus it is important to be aware of the earthquake safety tips to reduce the risk of damages and loss of lives by knowing what to do.

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