Magnitude 5.4 quake jolts Balut Island in Davao Occidental | Inquirer News

Magnitude 5.4 quake jolts Balut Island in Davao Occidental

/ 07:38 PM November 27, 2021

Balut Island quake

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck Balut Island in Davao Occidental on Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

The tremor, which was tectonic in origin, occurred at 2:01 pm, 135 kilometers southeast of Balut Island, with a depth of 82 kilometers, according to Phivolcs. Phivolcs issued the advisory at 6:13 p.m.


Intensity 3 was felt in Sarangani, Davao Occidental; Intensity 2 in Kiamba and Malungon in Sarangani; and Intensity 1 in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato.

Phivolcs also measured an instrumental Intensity 1 in General Santos City, Koronadal City, South Cotabato; and Zamboanga City.

The earthquake is not expected to cause damage, but aftershocks are expected.

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