No tsunami warning was raised as Phivolcs reported a magnitude 7.1 undersea earthquake southeast of Jose Abad Santos in Davao Occidental Thursday evening. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) the quake was of tectonic origin and no damage is expected but aftershocks may occur. Likewise, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center confirmed that no tsunami is expected.
Details of the report from Phivolcs
- Earthquake Information No.1
- Date and Time: 21 Jan 2021 – 08:23 PM
- Magnitude = 7.1
- Depth = 116 kilometers
- Location = 04.92N, 127.44E – 231 km S 61° E of Jose Abad Santos (Davao Occidental)
Meanwhile, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) also set the quake at magnitude 7.1 with a depth of 114 kilometers. Its earlier reports were 7.2 and 6.8 magnitudes.
The quake was also felt in several nearby areas at varied intensities: Kiamba, Sarangani (V); Davao City, General Santos City (IV); Bislig City, Surigao del Sur (II). (MTVN)
Featured image: Phivolcs earthquake map.