Damages, aftershocks unlikely from magnitude 5.5 Davao quake

MANILA-- Philvocs expects no damages and aftershocks from the magnitude 5.5 earthquake that struck below waters off Davao Occidental province this Saturday afternoon (Jan. 21).

"The earthquake wasn't that strong," said science research specialist John Deximo from State-run Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

He also said the earthquake struck at a very deep depth.

According to Phivolcs, the 1:16 p.m. earthquake occurred 445 kms south 44 east of Davao Occidental's Sarangani municipality at a depth of 91 kms.

"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 this becomes available. (PNA)

Source: Philippines information agency