4.2-magnitude quake hits Sarangani in Davao Occidental

4.2-magnitude quake hits Sarangani municipality in Davao Occidental

/ 09:37 PM January 03, 2024

4.2-magnitude quake hits Sarangani municipality in Davao Occidental

Image from DOST / Phivolcs

MANILA, Philippines — A 4.2-magnitude earthquake hit the municipality of Sarangani, Davao del Sur on Wednesday evening, the state seismology bureau reported.

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the epicenter of the earthquake was located in the sea west of Balut Island, in the Municipality of Sarangani. It had a depth of focus of 36 kilometers.


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Intensity II was felt in General Santos City, and Malapatan in Sarangani.

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Phivolcs also noted the following instrumental intensities:

  • Intensity III – City of General Santos
  • Intensity II -Alabel, Sarangani and T’Boli, South Cotabato
  • Intensity I – Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental; Malapatan and Maitum, Sarangani Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

No damages nor aftershocks were to be expected from the quake, Phivolcs added.

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