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4.0 magnitude quake hits Davao Oriental


By Mike Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY – A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck Davao Oriental province early Thursday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The regional office of the Southern Mindanao Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and provincial disaster risk reduction and management council there reported no damages or injuries.

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the tremor was registered at 2:03 a.m. The epicenter was plotted 59 kilometers (km) northeast of Baganga town, Davao Oriental province. The tremor had a depth of only 15 km.

Earlier, a 4.1 magnitude tremor was also recorded at 2:14 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, and its epicenter was located 75 km northeast of that same town and province. The tremor had a depth of 34 km.

The two earthquakes were tectonic in origin and no tsunami alert was raised by the state agency.

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