4.2-magnitude earthquake jolts Davao Oriental


Posted at Mar 22 2023 02:03 PM

A map shows the epicenter of the quake. Phivolcs
A map shows the epicenter of the quake. Phivolcs

MANILA — A magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolted Davao Oriental past noon on Wednesday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

The tectonic tremor that hit the province at 12:28 p.m. was located by Phivolcs 2 kilometers southeast of Governor Generoso town. 

It struck at a depth of 43 kilometers.

Phivolcs' initial bulletin showed no immediate reports the quake was felt in the epicenter or surrounding areas, but instrumental intensities were recorded.

Instrumental Intensities:

  • Intensity III - Malungon, Sarangani; Tupi, South Cotabato
  • Intensity I - Magpet and City of Kidapawan, Cotabato; City of Davao; Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental; City of General Santos, Tampakan, and
  • City of Koronadal, South Cotabato

State seismologists said damage and aftershocks are unlikely.

Earthquakes are common in the Philippines. Last week, a magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck Zambales province and was felt in parts of Metro Manila and neighboring areas.

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