Quakes jolt Davao provinces

Rhodina Villanueva - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Earthquakes rocked Davao Occidental and Davao Oriental yesterday.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said a 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Baganga, Davao Oriental at around 4:43 a.m.

The epicenter of the quake was located 18 kilometers southeast of Baganga.

The temblor was felt at Intensity 4 in Baganga and Caraga in Davao Oriental and Maco in Davao de Oro.

It was felt at Intensity 3 in Mawab and Monkayo in Davao de Oro; Mati City, Lupon, Manay, Governor Generoso, Tarragona and San Isidro in Davao Oriental; Bislig City in Surigao del Sur, and Rosario, Agusan del Sur.

At around 10:26 a.m., a magnitude 6.1 quake hit Sarangani in Davao Occidental.

The epicenter of the quake, which had a depth of focus of 33 kms, was located 275 kms southeast of Balut Island.

The quake was felt at Intensity 3 in Sarangani and Intensity 1 in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat.

State seismologists said there was no reported damage from the quakes, but aftershocks were expected.


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