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.
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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