Magnitude 5.1 earthquake rocks Davao Occidental, nearby provinces

Marje Pelayo   •   April 7, 2021   •   233

MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rocked Davao Occidental and nearby provinces early Wednesday (April 7).

According to a report from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), the tremor which was tectonic in origin struck 118 kilometers southeast of the municipality of Jose Abad Santos at 4:08 a.m. on Wednesday.

It had a depth of 91 kilometers.

The agency warned of aftershocks in the coming hours.

Instrumental Intensity I was recorded in General Santos City and Koronadal City in South Cotabato as well as in Alabel and Kiamba in Sarangani.

PHIVOLCS expects no damage from the quake as damage is possible only at Intensity VI based on the agency’s scale.

5.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Camarines Norte

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—A 5.1 magnitude earthquake jolted parts of Camarines Norte on Friday morning (February 5).

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the earthquake struck around 6:00 a.m. near Tinaga Island.

Intensity 4 was felt in Capalonga, Camarines Norte. Intensity 3 was felt in Gumaca, Mauban and Lopez Quezon. Intensity 2 was recorded in Goa and Naga City, Camarines Sur, and Calauag, Quezon province while Intensity 1 was also felt in Cainta, Rizal.

Three aftershocks were recorded until 8:30 a.m. but no tsunami alert was raised by Phivolcs. Meanwhile, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) continues to assess the situation. AAC (with reports from Bryan Baldaraje)

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Magnitude 5.2 quake rattles parts of Davao Occidental

Robie de Guzman   •   December 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocked Davao Occidental on Friday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported.

In its bulletin, PHIVOLCS said the temblor occurred at 10 a.m., 89 kilometers southeast of Sarangani town in Davao Occidental.

It was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 65 kilometers.

Instrumental Intensity II was felt at Alabel, Sarangani and Instrumental Intensity I was felt at Kiamba, Sarangani; Koronadal City; General Santos City.

PHIVOLCS said it is not expecting damage nor aftershocks due to the quake.

The state seismologists earlier reported a magnitude 6.3 quake that struck off Calatagan, Batangas at 7:43 a.m. Friday.

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocks Batangas

Marje Pelayo   •   December 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A 6.3 magnitude earthquake rocked Luzon on Friday morning (December 25).

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), the center of the earthquake was recorded at 7:43 AM west of Calatagan, Batangas with a depth of 74 kilometers.

It was tectonic in origin.

The tremor was felt in Metro Manila and in nearby provinces.

PHIVOLCS warned of aftershocks.

No tsunami warning was raised.

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