Magnitude 5 quake jolts Davao Occidental


Posted at Jan 19 2019 05:56 AM

MANILA - A magnitude 5 earthquake struck off Davao Occidental province Saturday dawn, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. 

The tremor hit at 2:52 a.m., some 428 kilometers southeast of Sarangani.

Phivolcs said it was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 149 kilometers.

The tremor is likely to spawn aftershocks but may not cause damage.