Category Archives: DAVAO ORIENTAL

DAVAO ORIENTAL HIT BY THREE EARTHQUAKES IN ONE DAY

Earthquake jolts DavOr anew

 May 5, 2022, 5:53 pm

MANILA — A magnitude-5.8 quake jolted Davao Oriental on Thursday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. The tectonic quake struck 147 kilometers southeast of the municipality of Tarragona at 4:21 p.m. It was 2 kilometers deep. Earlier today, Phivolcs… Read More

Magnitudes 5.7, 5.2 quakes

Two earthquakes with magnitudes 5.2 and 5.7 jolted Davao Oriental early Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.Phivolcs director Renato Solidum Jr. said both earthquakes were caused by the movement along the Philippine Trench.The magnitude… Read More

DAVAO CITY WORST HIT IN CASE OF MAGNITUDE 8.3 EARTHQUAKE

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PHIVOLCS WARNS ANEW OF ‘KILLER QUAKE

’ BY ROGER M. BALANZA

If it stages a comeback, the Magnitude 8.3 killer quake that hit the Davao Region and killed more than 500 people nearly a century ago would cause much heavier damage today in Davao City because of its population, geological foundation and physical development.      On the … Continue read

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Magnitude 5.3 quake hits Davao Oriental

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolted Davao Oriental on Sunday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. 

The tectonic quake struck 98 kilometers southeast of the municipality of Manay at 2:23 p.m. It had a depth of 19 kms. 

Phivolcs has not logged any reported intensities in the earthquake bulletin issued at 3:20 p.m.

 Aftershocks are likely, while damages are not expected from the magnitude 5.3 quake. Damage starts at intensity VI based on Phivolcs’ scale. Earlier on Saturday, a magnitude 5.4 earthquake jolted Davao Oriental, with the epicenter recorded 15 kilometers southeast of Baganga. (PNA)

CEASE-AND-DESIST ORDER ISSUED VS. DAVAO ORIENTAL NICKEL MINING FIRM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources- XI (DENR-XI) thru its attached agency the Mines and Geosciences Bureau-XI has issued a show cause and cease-and-desist order to the Riverbend Consolidated Mining Corporation which operated by Arc Nickel Resources Inc. (ANRI) for causing the river siltation in Banaybanay, Davao Oriental.

After heavy rains on January 13-14 residents living along Mapagba and Pinatatagan Rivers in Banaybanay town in Davao Oriental discovered that their once clear rivers have turned to orange due to silt. READ MORE