Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocks Davao Oriental
MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck Davao Oriental Saturday evening, August 31, at least the fifth time a major temblor rocked the province this year.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the latest earthquake struck at 9:02 pm, traced 10 kilometers southeast of Baculin, Davao Oriental. The quake had a tectonic origin and was 25 kilometers deep.
Earthquake Information No.2
Date and Time: 31 Aug 2019 - 09:02 PM
Magnitude = 5.2
Depth = 035 kilometers
Location = 07.44N, 126.70E - 021 km S 45° E of Baganga (Davao Oriental)https://t.co/5WWIb1A26C
In December 29, 2018, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake jolted the east of Governor Generoso town in the province.
Since then the following earthquakes were recorded by Phivolcs in Davao Oriental:
- January 16 – magnitude 5.6, magnitude 5.9
- May 31 – magnitude 6.2
- June 1 – magnitude 6.1
- August 31 – magnitude 5.1
Phivolcs said Saturday's temblor was felt as Intensity III in Baganga, Manay, & Caraga, Davao Oriental; Intensity II - Cateel, Davao Oriental; Bislig City, Mati City; and Intensity I in Davao City. It added that instrumental intensity record Intensity I in Bislig City, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental.
Phivolcs had also earlier recorded a magnitude 4.1 tremor at 3:42 pm, Saturday, about 90 kilometers southeast of Governor Generoso town, also in Davao Oriental.
No damage was expected from the quake, but Phivolcs warned there would be aftershocks. (READ: All you need to know about preparing for earthquakes) – Rappler.com