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Earthquakes rock Davao Occidental, Northern Samar 

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 10:43 AM August 03, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Two separate earthquakes rocked Davao Occidental and Northern Samar early Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

A 5.6-magnitude quake first struck the Davao Occidental municipality of Jose Abad Santos in Mindanao. at 12:10 a.m.

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Past an hour later, a 5.0-magnitude tremor was felt at the Northern Samar municipality of Pambujan.

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Both quakes were of tectonic origin, Phivolcs said.

The two quakes were also felt at various intensities:

Northern Samar

Reported Intensity III – Virac, Catanduanes

Reported Intensity II – Legazpi City; Sorsogon City

Instrumental Intensity I – Daet, Camarines Norte; Pili, Camarines Sur; Borongan City; Cebu City

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Davao Occidental

Instrumental Intensity III – Alabel and Kiamba, Sarangani; General Santos City
Instrumental Intensity II – Tupi, South Cotabato

Residents in the affected areas have been warned by Phivolcs to expect aftershocks.

Phivolcs however said no damages are to expected in both quakes.  /muf

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