Davao Occidental Hit By 4.5 Magnitude Earthquake

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Davao Occidental

DAVAO OCCIDENTAL – PHIVOLCS recorded a 4.5 magnitude earthquake in Sarangani today, March 31, 2020.

In the Philippines, the agency that records quakes and other natural events happening in the different areas of the country is the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. It is more commonly called as PHIVOLCS.

Everyday, PHIVOLCS records several quakes happening in the different parts of the bulletin. It releases an advisory regarding such natural occurrences.

The Phivolcs bulletin contains the time of occurrence of the quake, the location, the depth of focus, its origin, and the magnitude. It also cites intensities felt in the different areas due to the quake.

Also, PHIVOLCS states in its bulletin whether there are expected damages from the quake. It is also through it that it announces to the public whether or not there are possible aftershocks.

Davao Occidental

Recently, PHIVOLCS released a bulletin containing the record of the earthquake that hit Davao Occidental. Based on the quake-recording agency, the 4.5 magnitude quake hit Sarangani early today, March 31, 2020.

The quake was located at 04.63°North, 125.21°East – 094 km South 18° West of Sarangani. It was 015 kilometers deep and it was tectonic in origin. No intensity was recorded of the quake.

In its bulletin, PHIVOLCS stated that there is no expected damages caused by the quake. Also, the agency did not issue warning of possible aftershocks.

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