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Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits sea off Davao Occidental

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits sea off Davao Occidental

EARTHQUAKE. A magnitude 7.1 earthquake was detected at sea off Davao Occidental on Thursday evening, January 21.

Image courtesy of Phivolcs

Phivolcs says no damage is expected from the earthquake but that there could be aftershocks

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake was detected at sea off Davao Occidental on Thursday, January 21, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

The earthquake that struck at 8:23 pm was located 231 kilometers southeast of Jose Abad Santos in Davao Occidental.

The earthquake was felt in the following areas:

  • Intensity V – City of General Santos
  • Intensity IV – Davao City
  • Intensty II – City of Bislig, Surigao del Sur

Instrumental intensities:

  • Intensity V – Kiamba, Sarangani
  • Intensity IV – City of General Santos; Alabel, Sarangani; Koronadal City, South Cotabato
  • Intensity III – City of Kidapawan City of Bislig, Surigao del Sur; City of Gingoog, Misamis Oriental
  • Intensity II – City of Cagayan de Oro; City of Surigao, Surigao del Norte; City of Borongan, Eastern Samar
  • Intensity I – City of Catbalogan, Samar

Phivolcs said no damage is expected from the earthquake but that there could be aftershocks. 

Both the Phivolcs and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami was not expected after the earthquake. – with a report from Reuters/Rappler.com

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