Thu. Sep 23rd, 2021
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Another earthquake hit the Davao Region on Monday morning, this time in Davao Oriental.

This follows the strong magnitude 5.6 quake that jolted Davao del Sur on Sunday.

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the latest tremor to hit the Davao Region was recorded 67 kilometers east of Governor Genoroso Drive in Davao Oriental at 8:06 a.m. on Monday (February 8, 2021).

It has a magnitude of 5.6 and was tectonic of origin. The instrumental intensities are as follows: Intensity II in Genegal Santos City in South Cotabato, and Alabel and Kiamba in Sarangani; and Intensity I in Koronadal, South Cotabato.

On the other hand, Sunday’s earthquake struck 6 kilometers southeast of Magsaysay around 12:22 p.m. It had a depth of 15 kilometers.

Philvocs said Intensity V was felt in Kidapawan City.

Sunday’s earthquake was powerful enough to send people getting out from some buildings and malls in Davao City.

The agency warned of aftershocks after Sunday’s earthquake. SOVEREIGNPH

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