Davao Oriental hit by Magnitude 5.0 earthquake

Davao Oriental was recently rocked by a Magnitude 5.0 earthquake. The quake was experienced on Saturday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake

The Magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck 3 k.m. from the town of Governor Generoso at 2:40 p.m.

The report of the quake was confirmed by the United States Geological Survey ( USGS ).

According to reports, Philvolcs said that the magnitude 5.0 earthquake is tectonic in origin and had a depth of  51 k.m.

The effect of the quake was felt at Intensity 4 in Governor Generoso and Mati City, Intensity 3 in Davao City, and Intensity 2 in Kidapawan City and Alabel, Sarangani.

The quake might have been stopped but according to Philvolcs, they are expecting aftershocks. Fortunately, there are no reported damage as of writing.

In addition to reports, the agency describes an Intensity 4 tremor as “moderately strong, felt generally by people indoors and by some people outdoors. Vibration is felt like a passing of heavy truck. Standing cars may rock slightly. Rumbling sound may sometimes be heard.”

Residents are warned to keep safe and stay alert of possible aftershocks. It is also advisable that people will participate in any earthquake drills so as to be prepared in case of unexpected shakes.

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