Davao Occidental Jolted by 3.4 Magnitude Earthquake Today, December 31

3.4 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Davao Occidental

A 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit Sarangani, Davao Occidental on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at exactly 07:03 a.m. according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).

Davao Occidental Jolted by 3.4 Magnitude Earthquake Today, December 31
Photo Credit: Phivolcs

Earthquakes hit without prior signs/warnings most of the time.

The territories and nations including the Philippines lying along the Pacific Ring of Fire are prone to earthquakes.

On a daily basis, the PHIVOLCS record numerous quakes occurring in the country.

In an earthquake advisory it releases from time to time whenever there is an unprecedented land movement/action, it notes the location of the quake, its epicenter and depth of focus, and the time and date it hit an area. The agency also notes whether or not there are expected damages and aftershocks of a quake.

visit: 4.0 Magnitude Quake Hits Davao Occidental (December 15, 2020)

Meanwhile, based on the latest earthquake bulletin, the 3.4 magnitude earthquake that jolted Sarangani in Davao Occidental was tectonic in origin and it hit at a depth of 17 kilometers.

According to Phivolcs, this is an aftershock of the Magnitude 6.2 earthquake in Sarangani, Davao Occidental last December 16, 2020.

Phivolcs noted that the Magnitude 3 earthquake is “felt by many people indoors especially in upper floors of buildings. Vibration is felt like one passing of a light truck.”

“Dizziness and nausea are experienced by some people. Hanging objects swing moderately. Still water in containers oscillates moderately,” PHIVOLCS added.

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NoteWe will continue to monitor any incident regarding the said earthquake and we will post an update here.

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