A magnitude 7.1 earthquake with a focal depth of 111 km; and epicenter at 05.02°N, 127.66°E – 244 km S 66° E of Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental occurred at 08:23:04 PM on January 21, 2021. This was plotted to be offshore of the Talaud Islands of Indonesia (PHIVOLCS Earthquake Information No. 2) near the Philippine Trench. In relation to this, all embedded personnel have provided updates to this Office for any earthquake-induced hazards.
As per reports, the region experienced slight to moderate ground shaking. A landslide occurred at Marilog District and is subject to verification while minor structural damages were reported on some parts of Davao City. Our embedded personnel are continually coordinating with their respective C/MDRRMOs and do monitoring within their Area of Responsibilities (AORs).