Magnitude-5.1 quake strikes off Davao Occidental; aftershocks possible

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Posted at Apr 07 2021 07:22 AM

Magnitude-5.1 quake strikes off Davao Occidental; aftershocks possible 1

MANILA—A magnitude-5.1 earthquake struck off Davao Occidental early Wednesday, Phivolcs said.

The tremor, which happened 118 kilometers southeast of Jose Abad Santos town at 4:08 a.m., was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 91 kilometers, according to Phivolcs. 

The tremor was not expected to cause damage but will spawn aftershocks, state seismologists said.

An Instrumental Intensity I was reported in General Santos City and Koronadal City in South Cotabato and the towns of Alabel and Kiamba in Sarangani.

A magnitude-6.1 quake hit Mindanao in February, leaving at least 3 injured.

The Philippines is situated on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of intense seismic activity that stretches from Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin.

--With a report from Agence France-Presse

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