Magnitude 7.1 earthquake jolts Davao, other parts of Mindanao

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake jolts Davao, other parts of Mindanao

- Another catastrophe was experienced in some parts of Mindanao on Thursday night

- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) detected a magnitude 7.1 earthquake

- The said quake was located 116 kilometers off the coast of Jose Abad Santos town in Davao Occidental

- No damage was recorded due to the incident, but people were warned about possible aftershocks

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A magnitude 7.1 earthquake was detected 116 kilometers off the coast of Jose Abad Santos town in Davao Occidental on Thursday, January 21.

KAMI learned that the phenomenon was felt in some areas in Mindanao, including General Santos City, Davao City, and Surigao del Sur.

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake jolts Davao, other parts of Mindanao

Seismograph recording indicating an Earthquake.
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In an article published by ABS-CBN News, it was revealed that the earthquake was tectonic in origin. It means that there was a movement in the Earth's outer crust.

Citing a report from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), Rappler also shared through its website that no damage is expected from the incident.

It was also indicated in the report of CNN Philippines that no tsunami warning was raised by the Phivolcs and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

However, all people are advised by the authorities to take precautionary measures because there might be aftershocks.

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Earthquake is one of the phenomena that often hits the Philippines. The country is prone to this kind of disaster because it is located on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire.

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Several months ago, Central Visayas was hit by 4 strong earthquakes in a span of 30 minutes. There were no casualties during the said incidents.

Meanwhile, photos of a huge sinkhole in Masbate after being hit by 6.6 magnitude quake alarmed netizens. A concerned citizen commented: “Wag po sana mapahamak ang mga residente diyan, Panginoon namin!”

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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