Earthquake strikes Davao del Sur anew


DAVAO DEL SUR — Three days after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Davao del Sur, another quake struck the province early Wednesday (Dec 18), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said.

The quake which has a depth of 9 kilometers and was tectonic in origin, took place at 4:18 a.m. and was located at 06.42°N, 125.48°E – 028 km S 30° E of Padada.

Digos City experienced intensity 5 while General Santos City felt it at intensity 4.

According to PHIVOLCS, the quake may not cause any damage but aftershocks are expected.

The province is still trying to recover from the Dec. 15 quake that killed 9 people, injured 111, with 1 person still missing as of Wednesday, Dec. 18.

At least 20 people were killed by four strong quakes in October and November in the Davao region.

The Philippines is prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions caused by the movement of tectonic plates as it sits on the so-called- Pacific Ring of Fire.

Source: GMA News

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