Cagayan de Oro City (MDN Digital, April 25) – The third quake recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on Thursday morning (9:34 a.m.) trembled Davao Occidental.
With a magnitude of 4.4, Phivolcs said, it reportedly originated southeast of Sarangani town in said province of Davao.
Phivolcs claimed a tremor having a magnitude of 4 to 4.9 is already considered moderately strong and do not cause much damage especially if the epicenter is far from the populace.
This quake is the latest of the five tremors that rocked the three islands of the Philippines; magnitude 6.5 in Luzon, magnitude 6.2 in the Visayas and magnitude 4.5, 4.7 and now 4.4 all in Mindanao region.
The 4.7 tremor trembled Baganga, Davao Oriental on Wednesday (April 24) and 4.5 in other place in Davao but no damage has been reported yet.
The one that hit Luzon last Wednesday, which was magnitude 6.1 was considered the deadly quake this year as it damaged to structures and properties in Luzon area, killing 16 people, 85 injured and 12 still missing at press time.