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Twin quakes jolt Davao Occidental towns

02:27 PM March 20, 2019

DIGOS CITY — Two earthquakes were monitored in two neighboring towns of Davao Occidental on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, the Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (Philvocs) said.

Phivolcs recorded a 4.5-magnitude quake 381 kilometers south and 42 km east of Sarangani with a depth of 78 km at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday, while a magnitude 3.6 tremor hit Jose Abad Santos town.

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In its earthquake bulletin, Philvocs reported that the quake hit 41 km south and 81 km east of Jose Abad Santos at 11:03 a.m. Wednesday.
The quakes were tectonic in origin and had a depth of 125 km.

No damage was reported.

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Philvocs said no aftershocks could be expected from the temblors. Orlando B. Dinoy/lzb

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