Magnitude 5.4 quake strikes off Davao Occidental


Posted at Sep 18 2019 03:57 PM

MANILA—A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck off Davao Occidental on Wednesday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The tremor happened at 3 p.m., 136 kilometers southeast of Sarangani town.

It was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 24 kilometers, according to Phivolcs.

The tremor was not expected to cause damage but will generate aftershocks.

Instrumental Intensity I was reported in Alabel and Sarangani towns and General Santos City.