The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has reported a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Davao Occidental at 4:14 PM today, November 17, 2023.
The epicenter was located 30 km S 81° W of Sarangani in Davao Occidental, at a depth of 10 km.
Instrumental intensities were reported as follows:
- Intensity VIII was felt in Glan, Sarangani and General Santos City, South Cotabato.
- Intensity V was reported in Matanao, Davao Del Sur; Maasim, Malapatan, Sarangani; Lake Sebu, Tampakan, Polomolok, Banga, South Cotabato.
- Intensity IV was felt in Kidapawan City, Cotabato; Magsaysay, Davao City, Davao Del Sur; Don Marcelino, Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental; Kiamba, Maitum, Sarangani; Norala, Tantangan, South Cotabato; and President Quirino, Lebak, Isulan, Esperanza, Columbio, Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat.
PHIVOLCS reported that the earthquake is expected to cause damage or aftershocks.
For more information regarding the earthquake today, please stay tuned to local news updates and be prepared to follow any instructions or advisories from local authorities and disaster management agencies.