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Series of earthquakes jolts Davao, Surigao provinces

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By Mike Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY – Four mild tectonic earthquakes jolted Davao and Surigao provinces Monday morning, Feb. 24, 2020, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

(MANILA BULLETIN)

(MANILA BULLETIN)

The Davao and Surigao provincial disaster risk reduction and management councils reported no damage or injury.

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said a 3.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 5:58 a.m. on Monday (Feb. 24).

The epicenter was plotted 148 kilometers (km) southeast of Sarangani, Davao Occidental province.

The earthquake had a shallow depth of only 1 km, it said.

Earlier, a 3.2 magnitude tremor was registered at 4:05 a.m. of the same day (Feb. 24), Phivolcs said.

The epicenter was traced 154 km southeast of Governor Generoso town, Davao Oriental province, the state agency said.

The tremor also had a shallow depth of only 3 km, it also said.

At 3:27 a.m. of the same day (Feb. 24), a 2.9 magnitude earthquake was also recorded, the state agency said.

The epicenter was located only 8 km northeast from the town proper of Bayabas town, Surigaop del Sur province, Phivolcs also said in its bulletin.

The earthquake had a depth of 47 km.

Another 3.8 magnitude tremor was also registered at 2:35 a.m. on the same day (Feb. 24) and its epicenter was located only 2 km northwest from the town proper of San Isidro, Surigao del Norte province, with a shallow depth of only 1 km, Phivolcs said.

The four tremors were tectonic in origin and no aftershock or tsunami alert was raised by the state agency. The provincial disaster risk reduction and management councils reported no damage or injury.

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