2 quakes jolt ComVal, Davao Occidental

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DAVAO CITY — Two tectonic earthquakes rocked Compostela Valley and Davao Occidental over the weekend.

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake was felt at around 8:28 a.m. in some parts of Compostela Valley province on Sunday.

Based on the bulletin of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the epicenter of the earthquake was Compostela town with a depth of 207 kilometers.

At around 11:28 p.m. Saturday, a 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck Davao Occidental.

The epicenter was located west of Sarangani town with a depth of 377 kilometers.

Phivolcs said there are no expected aftershocks and damage from the two tremors.

Experts say the Philippine Fault Zone divides the country from Luzon to Southern Mindanao with its tail-end located in Mati, Davao Oriental.

It is in the path of the Ring of Fire, a 40,000-km horseshoe-shaped continuous area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.-PNA 

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