Magnitude 6.7 quake strikes off Balut Island, Davao Occidental

Magnitude 6.7 quake strikes off Balut Island, Davao Occidental

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 06:50 PM April 09, 2024

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck off Balut Island in Davao Occidental late Tuesday afternoon, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

The earthquake occurred at 5:48 p.m., 368 kilometers (kms) southeast of Balut Island, Sarangani, Davao Occidental, Phivolcs said.

 It had a depth of focus of 10 kilometers, and was tectonic in origin.


Instrumental intensities were felt in the following areas:


Intensity II – Malungon, Sarangani

Intensity I – Alabel, Glan and Kiamba, Sarangani; Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental;

City of Digos, Davao del Sur

 Phivolcs said no damage is expected due to the quake, but aftershocks are possible.

No tsunami threat

Despite its location, no tsunami threat was also issued by Phivolcs.

“No destructive tsunami threat exists based on available data,” said Phivolcs in an advisory.


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