EARTHQUAKE: 4.4 Magnitude Quake Hits Davao Occidental

Phivolcs Releases Bulletin about the Earthquake Today in Davao Occidental, February 9, 2024

EARTHQUAKE – The Phivolcs recorded a 4.4 magnitude quake in Davao Occidental today, February 9, 2024. Here are the details.

Following the 5.1 magnitude earthquake in Surigao del Sur several days ago, another significant quake was recently recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in another province. According to the agency, the quake that hit Davao Occidental today has a magnitude of 4.4.

Earthquake Today

The earthquake today that struck Davao Occidental, Friday, February 9, 2024, was tectonic in origin.

According to Phivolcs, the earthquake that hit a part of Davao Occidental was located at 02.51°North, 127.96°East – 428 km South 41° East of Balut Island. It had a depth of focus of 140 kilometers.

Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that damages are not expected from the said quake neither 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 recorded as well.

Earthquakes are among the natural incidents that cannot 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. They are the bodies releasing advisories whenever there are threats of tsunami following a strong quake shaking the land in the coastal area or underwater.

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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