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2 earthquakes strike off Davao Oriental

/ 08:07 AM August 13, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Two earthquakes scaling above magnitude 5.0 hit the waters off Davao Oriental on Friday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

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A magnitude 5.3 quake was recorded at 4:17 a.m., with the epicenter located 168 kilometers southeast of Tarragona in Davao Oriental.

The earthquake, which was of tectonic origin, had a depth of 15 kilometers.

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Minutes after at 4:28 a.m., another earthquake—this time at magnitude 5.1—hit the waters off the province anew.

The second earthquake’s epicenter was located 119 kilometers southeast of Tarragona, Davao Oriental and had a depth of 13 kilometers.

Phivolcs said no damage and aftershocks are expected following the two earthquakes.

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