EARTHQUAKE: 3.8 Magnitude Quake Jolts Davao Oriental

EARTHQUAKE: 3.8 Magnitude Quake Jolts Davao Oriental


Sandy Ghaz


December 20, 2021



Davao Oriental Hit by Earthquake with 3.8 Magnitude

EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 3.8 magnitude quake in Davao Oriental, December 20, 2021.

Most of the time, quakes hit with no prior signs. Recently, several places in and out of the Philippines were shaken by quakes of different magnitudes.

One of the strong quakes recorded by Phivolcs is the

7.1 magnitude quake in Davao Oriental

. There were expected aftershocks due to the said quake and a

tsunami advisory was released


Previously, in April 22, Phivolcs recorded a quake in a part of Zambales. It had a magnitude of 6.1. Strong shaking was felt leaving people fearing about the so-called “

Big One

“. But the agency advises the people to wait for factual information and not to panic.


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Recently, a quake has hit a part of Davao Oriental, December 20, 2021. At 06:36 p.m., Tarragona was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8.


According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Davao Oriental was located at 06.84°North, 126.79°East – 044 km South 59° East of Tarragona with a depth of origin of 036 kilometers.


stated in its bulletin that damages are expected of the said quake and as well as aftershocks. Furthermore, no intensity was recorded to have been felt at the epicenter of the quake nor the nearby areas.

Keep safe everyone. Rest assured we will keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.

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