DAVAO DE ORO, PHILIPPINES — Local Government Units (LGU), residents, and news agencies in Davao de Oro report damages caused by the magnitude of 6.2 earthquake that hit the locality at 2:02 pm yesterday, March 7, 2023.
According to PHIVOLCS’ official earthquake bulletin board, the earthquake was tectonic in origin and was located at 07.43°N, 126.09°E – 013 km N 16° W of Maragusan, Davao De Oro. The reported intensities were located at Nabunturan, Davao de Oro, and the City of Tagum, Davao del Norte, at intensities IV and V, respectively.
Several reports on the interruptions brought upon by the incident were among the posts on various Facebook pages.
SunStar Davao wrote that the earthquake interrupted the celebration of the 25th Bulawan Festival in Maragusan. A part of the led wall utilized during the event activities was also broken.
Iona Mendoza of SunStar Davao reported that employees and students vacated the buildings along Jacinto Street in Davao City. This was also the case for students and faculty members inside the Ateneo de Davao University, who evacuated on campus open grounds.
The Philippine Emergency Alerts reported that the road connecting Talian and Caragan in Maragusan, Davao de Oro, was blocked by a landslide, slowing the traffic movement in the area.
Meanwhile, bottles and other grocery items fell off the shelves of a store based in New Bataan, Davao de Oro.
Jeffrey Carillo Diez, a resident of New Bataan, recorded a harrowing landslide that occurred a few minutes after the earthquake.
In response to the recent earthquake, the Civil Defense PH posted reminders on precautionary measures people should take during and after the earthquake, as aftershocks are expected. – WhatALife!/Anthony
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