Magnitude 5.1 quake jolts Balut Island in Davao Occidental

MANILA, Philippines —  A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck Balut Island in Davao Occidental on Saturday afternoon, the state seismologists reported.

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs)  said the tremor, which was tectonic in origin, occurred 196 east of Balut Island in the Municipality of Sarangani.

It occurred at 3:42 p.m., and it had a depth of 93 kilometers.

Aftershocks are expected following this earthquake, but it is not likely to cause damage, according to Phivolcs.

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