JUST IN: Davao Occidental Was Shaken By a Magnitude 7.3 earthquake


On Wednesday afternoon, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake rattled Sarangani, Davao Occidental, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).

According to its earthquake advisory, the quake’s epicenter was 352 kilometers S 30° E of Sarangani, Davao Occidental. It happened at 2:06 p.m.

According to PHIVOLCS, the tectonic earthquake was also 64 kilometers deep.

According to the agency, the following instrumental intensities were reported:

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 Cotabato; and

Intensity I – Kidapawan City, Cotabato; Maitum and Maasim, Sarangani; Tantangan, Lake Sebu, Tampakan, Suralla, and Norala, South Cotabato; Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology is a national organization in the Philippines committed to providing knowledge about volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis, as well as other natural occurrences.

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