Magnitude 6.2 quake jolts Davao Occidental

Robie de Guzman   •   December 16, 2020   •   354

MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 6.2 earthquake rattled parts of Davao Occidental on Wednesday, the Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the quake occurred around 7:21 a.m. Its epicenter was recorded 86 kilometers southeast of Sarangani in Davao Occidental.

The quake had a depth of 16 kilometers and was tectonic in origin, the agency said.

The temblor at different intensities was felt in the following areas:

  • Intensity V – General Santos City, South Cotabato
  • Intensity IV – Kiamba, Alabel, Maasim, Glan, Malungon and Malapatan Saranggani; Lebak, Sultan Kudarat; Datu Blah Sinsuat, Maguindanao; Koronadal City, Polomolok, Tampakan and Tupi, South Cotabato
  • Intensity III – Maitum, Sarangani; Cotabato City, Maguindanao; Davao City; Kidapawan City, North Cotabato; Tantangan and Santo Nino, South Cotabato;
  • Intensity II – Columbio, Sultan Kudarat; Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat; Magpet, North Cotabato
  • Intensity I – Zamboanga City

The following instrumental Intensities were also reported:

  • Intensity V – Gen. Santos City, South Cotabato
  • Intensity IV – Kiamba, Saranggani; Tupi, South Cotabato; Koronadal City, South Cotabato
  • Intensity III – Kidapawan City, North Cotabato; Alabel, Saranggani; Kidapawan City, North Cotabato

Phivolcs said damages and aftershocks are expected following the tremor.

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake rocks Davao Occidental, nearby provinces

Marje Pelayo   •   April 7, 2021

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.

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 5.4 quake rattles Davao Occidental

Robie de Guzman   •   February 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 5.4 earthquake rattled parts of Davao Occidental on Thursday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the epicenter of the quake that struck around 5:54 p.m. was traced 35 kilometers southeast of Jose Abad Santos in Davao Occidental.

It had a depth of 190 kilometers and tectonic in origin.

The tremor was felt at intensity III in General Santos City, Tupi and Polomolok in South Cotabato, and Alabel, Saranggani; intensity II in Maasin and Malapatan, Sarangani, and Davao City, while intensity I was felt in Tampakan, South Cotabato.

Phivolcs said there was no reported damage but aftershocks should be expected.

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