Magnitude 4.7 earthquake shakes Davao Oriental from under the sea


Davao Oriental has been rocked by a much weaker earthquake than previously this week, according to reports.

The magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit the region from beneath the sea at 11.43 am local time on Wednesday.

“JUST IN: Magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolts Davao Oriental at 11:43 AM,” GMA News posted on Twitter.

The quake originated 63 kilometers northeast of Baganga, Davao Oriental.

The earthquake was not an aftershock from the tremor felt in Eastern Samar on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).

It also added that slight impact was also felt in Bislig City, Surigao Del Sur.

Fortunately, no tsunami warnings have been advised.

The 4.7 magnitude earthquake follows a 6.1 quake which struck Zambales on Monday that killed at least 16 people, and a 6.5 in Visayas the following day which injured five.

Phivolcs research specialist Henry Peñarubia said there is “nothing irregular” about the quakes in Davao, according to ABS-CBN News.

Phivolcs also said it is not likely properties will be damaged from the quake, and aftershocks aren’t expected.

81 people were injured from the two major quakes which rattled the Philippines earlier this week, and 14 remain missing.

Multiple people were killed and dozens were trapped when the Chuzon Supermarket branch in Porac town collapsed, CNN Philippines reported.

Tremors were also strongly felt in Clark International Airport during the April 22 earthquake. 

Security footage shows employees hiding under their desks as debris falls down from the quake.

Seven people were injured at the airport as part of the ceiling collapsed, Jaime Melo, president of the Clark International Airport Corporation said.

The first quake reportedly cause damage to around 29 structures and buildings, according to the Office of Civil Defense.

Credit: CNN Philippines


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