Magnitude 5.2 quake hits waters off Davao Oriental | Inquirer News

Magnitude 5.2 quake hits waters off Davao Oriental

/ 09:29 AM June 08, 2022
Davao Oriental quake. Image from Phivolcs

Davao Oriental quake. Image from Phivolcs

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck waters off Davao Oriental on Wednesday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

The earthquake was recorded at 4:37 a.m. Aftershocks are possible but significant damage is unlikely, state seismologists said in a bulletin.


Intensity IV, characterized by “moderately strong” shaking, was felt in Tarragona and Caraga, Davao Oriental, while Intensity III or “weak” vibrations were observed in the municipality of Manay, also found in the same province.

Instrumental intensities were likewise reported in these areas:


Intensity II or “slightly felt” quakes — Malungon, Saranggani

Intensity I or “scarcely perceptible” quakes — Tupi, South Cotabato; Nabunturan, Davao de Oro

The agency also noted the tremor was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 62 kilometers.

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