Tue. Jun 22nd, 2021

Two earthquakes both having a magnitude of at least 5 hit parts of Luzon and Mindanao on Sunday but no major damage was reported.

(photo courtesy: http://www.philstar.com)

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology  (Phivolcs), a 5.6 magnitude earthquake rocked Jose Abad Santos in Davao Occidental at 10 a.m. with the epicenter located 235 kilometers southeast.

Meanwhile, 5.0 magnitude tremor shook San Antonio in Zambales at 12:41 p.m. with the epicenter 92 kilometers west of the town.

Phivolcs said the earthquake that shook Jose Abad Santos was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 128 kilometers. Meanwhile, the tremor that rocked San Antonio was also tectonic in origin and had a depth of 19 kilometers.The agency did not say if both quakes were related. SOVEREIGNPH

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