Strong quake may strike Davao Region

THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has warned residents of Davao Region against a possible strong earthquake to hit the province that may originate from Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley.

Phivolcs research specialist Desiderio Cabanlit, in Friday’s Kapihan sa PIA forum at NCCC Mall Davao, said based on their recent study, Mati and Compostela areas are possible active fault lines that may move.

“Part of the Mindanao fault zone is Surigao City down to Mati City in Davao Oriental with a total length of 320 kilometers. Yung segment ng Mati at tsaka yung segment ng Compostela, yun ang posibleng gagalaw sa ating region,” Cabanlit said.

He said based on their data, it was in 1893 when a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Monkayo in Compostela Valley, which may also recur anytime. READ MORE

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