- A strong earthquake was detected off the coast of Davao Occidental on January 21
- According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), it was magnitude 7.1
- No damage was recorded due to the incident, but people were told that aftershocks are possible
- Meanwhile, actual footages of the recent earthquake in Mindanao have gone viral on social media
Several actual footages of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Mindanao have now gone viral in the online world.
KAMI learned that the said phenomenon occurred 116 kilometers off the coast of Jose Abad Santos town in Davao Occidental.
The quake was felt on Thursday night, January 21, in some areas including Surigao del Sur, General Santos City, and Davao City.
Fortunately, there were no damages recorded due to the incident. People were advised to take precautionary measures for possible aftershocks.
Through Twitter, Jay Dayupay of ABS-CBN News uploaded a video that showed several residents leaving their houses because of the strong earthquake.
On YouTube, actual footages of the catastrophe were compiled and uploaded by concerned citizens.
It can be seen that the signboards of prominent fastfood chains in Mindanao were moving because of the earthquake.
People can also be seen gathering outside a mall to protect themselves from possible falling debris.
“Hope they are safe. May God bless them!” a netizen commented.
Watch the footages below:
Earthquake is one of the most feared phenomena in the Philippines. There were already numerous times when such catastrophe took the lives of hundreds of people.
Other details of the magnitude 7.1 quake in Mindanao were reported here. The report indicated that no tsunami warning was raised by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
A few months ago, several photos of a huge sinkhole in Masbate after being hit by a strong earthquake surfaced online. Many netizens were alarmed after seeing the pictures.
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