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.

#EarthquakePH #EarthquakeDavaoOriental #iFelt_DavaoOrientalEarthquake 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) — PHIVOLCS-DOST (@phivolcs_dost) August 31, 2019 

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: 

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) –