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Twin quakes hit off Davao Occidental 

/ 08:25 AM January 22, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Two earthquakes jolted Davao Occidental Tuesday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

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The first and stronger earthquake measured magnitude 5.1 and hit 249 kilometers (km) southeast of the town of Sarangani at 12:47 a.m.

According to Philvolcs, the quake of tectonic had a depth of 35 km.

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Another earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 hit 267 km of the same town at 1:37 a.m. Also of tectonic origin, it had a depth of 33 km.

Phivolcs said no aftershocks or damage could be expected from the earthquake. /cbb

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