The announcement was made by the American Institute of Geophysics (UGS): this Thursday, January 21 a magnitude 7 earthquake It occurred in the Pacific Ocean, just 310 kilometers from Davao, the fourth largest city in the Philippines located in the southern part of the archipelago. Its epicenter was located 95 kilometers deep. No tsunami warning it has not yet aired.
Residents of José Abad Santos, a town on the island of Mindanao, suffered a power outage for about 15 minutes, Police Chief Capt. Glabynarry Murillo said. “We saw a lot of people running away” from their homes at the time of the earthquake, which occurred at 8:23 pm local time, he added.
“It was a great earthquake, so it felt strong. But since it happened at great depth and at a considerable distance (from Mindanao), it did not damage the infrastructure ”, Renato Solidum, director of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology, explained to DZBB radio.