The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology expects no damages and aftershocks from the magnitude-5.5 earthquake that struck below the waters off Davao Occidental province on Saturday.
“The earthquake wasn’t that strong,” said Phivolcs science research specialist John Deximo. He also said the earthquake struck “at a very deep depth.”
According to Phivolcs, the earthquake occurred at 1:16 p.m. 445 km south and 44 degrees east of Davao Occidental’s Sarangani town at a depth of 91 km.
“That was an offshore earthquake of tectonic origin,” Deximo noted.
There were no reported intensities for the earthquake.
Phivolcs said it would update its information on the earthquake as soon as it became available.