Quakes shake Davao region

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(UPDATED) Two separate earthquakes struck the Davao region within minutes of each other on Sunday morning

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Two separate earthquakes struck the Davao region within minutes of each other on Sunday morning, July 29, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Davao Oriental at 11:04 am Philippine time,.

The quake’s epicenter was located 27 kilometers northeast of Cateel municipality.

Phivolcs said the quake is of tectonic origin, with the focus located 40 km from the surface. 

Intensity IV was felt at Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, while Bislig City felt the quake at Intensity III.

Aftershocks are expected, the institute said, but no damage is expected.

Another earthquake also struck just off Davao del Sur, minutes after the Davao Oriental quake.

The quake, measured by Phivolcs as Magnitude 4.2, struck at 11:27 am. The epicenter located 17 kilometers southeast of Don Marcelino municipality, at a depth of 99 km.

The quake is also tectonic in origin. It was felt at Intensity 1 in General Santos City. No damage or aftershocks are expected, Phivolcs added. – Rappler.com