5.2-magnitude quake strikes off Davao Occidental


Posted at Mar 18 2020 12:30 PM


MANILA - A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental province Wednesday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The tectonic tremor occurred at 11:13 a.m. some 384 kilometers southeast of Sarangani town. It had a depth of 117 kilometers.

State seismologists recorded another earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 at 11:27 a.m. at a depth of 113 kilometers.

Instrumental intensity 1 was recorded in Alabel town in Sarangani province.

Phivolcs said the quake would not cause damage, but would generate aftershocks.