7.3 Magnitude Quake Strikes Davao Occidental, January 18, 2023


Today, January 18, 2023, a 7.3-magnitude earthquake was detected by the Phivolcs in Davao Occidental.

Davao Occidental was affected by the earthquake. Its magnitude was 7.3, the agency reported.

At 2:06 PM on January 18, 2023, an earthquake occurred in Davao Occidental. was tectonically based. Sarangani was especially affected.


The quake that impacted a portion of Davao Occidental, according to Phivolcs, was centered at 02.69°North, 127.05°East, 352 km South of Sarangani, and 064 km depth.

In its advisory, Phivolcs indicated that damages from the aforementioned earthquake and its aftershocks are anticipated.

According to the data made public, the following instrumental intensities of the quake were recorded:

Instrumental Intensities:

Intensity II

Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental
Nabunturan, Davao de Oro
Glan and Kiamba, Sarangani
General Santos City, Tupi, Santo Niño, Koronadal City, and T’Boli, South Cotabat

Intensity I

Kidapawan City, Cotabato
Maitum and Maasim, Sarangani
Tantangan, Lake Sebu, Tampakan, Suralla, and Norala, South Cotabato
Zamboanga City
Zamboanga del Sur

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