Phivolcs: Magnitude-4.4 quake jolts Davao

Subscribe Now January 14, 2011 at 08:38pm

A magnitude-4.4 quake rocked the Davao Oriental area in Mindanao Thursday evening, but there was no initial report of damage or casualty.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake was recorded at 6:20 p.m. and was tectonic. Phivolcs' bulletin said the quake likely originated from the Philippine Trench and was relatively shallow.

It said the epicenter was 125 km southeast of Mati, Davao Oriental.

However, it did not immediately indicate specific areas where the quake was felt.

No aftershocks were expected, Phivolcs said.

Meanwhile, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) measured the quake at magnitude 5.

It said the epicenter was 175 km east-southeast of Davao; 200 km east of General Santos City; 245 km south-southeast of Hinatuan; or 1,125 km southeast of Manila.

Source: gmanews.tv



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