Davao Occidental was jolted by a magnitude 5.3 earthquake Saturday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said.
The quake struck at 2:15 p.m. Its epicenter was 84 km southeast of the municipality of Jose Abad Santos.
It was tectonic in origin with a depth of 101 kilometers.
The state quake agency said Intensity III was recorded in General Santos City and Kiamba, Sarangani.
Intensity I was registered in Davao City.
Earthquake Information No.1
Date and Time: 26 Feb 2022 – 02:15 PM
Magnitude = 5.3
Depth = 101 kilometers
Location = 05.66N, 126.36E – 084 km S 70° E of Jose Abad Santos (Davao Occidental)https://t.co/FZzHg9ouuv pic.twitter.com/4NQEFSfjov
— PHIVOLCS-DOST (@phivolcs_dost) February 26, 2022
No damage to structures has been reported but the Phivolcs warned that aftershocks may occur. Ronald Espartinez