Monday, September 3, 2018

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck Occidental Mindoro

The tremor hit at 10:40 p.m., some 16 kilometers northwest of Abra de Ilog town.

Phivolcs also recorded instrumental intensity 4 in the towns of Calatagan in Batangas and Puerto Galera and instrumental intensity 2 in Calapan in Oriental Mindoro, Bacoor in Cavite, Las Pinas City, Muntinlupa City, San Jose in Occidental Mindoro, and Olongapo City.

Meanwhile, instrumental intensity 1 was recorded in Gumaca in Quezon, Marikina City, San Juan City, Quezon City, San Ildefonso and Malolos in Bulacan, and Guagua in Pampanga.

The tremor is forecast to trigger aftershocks but it is not expected to cause any damage.

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck Occidental Mindoro province late Friday night, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Phivolcs said it was tectonic in origin and struck at a depth of 112 kilometers.

Intensity 4, which may feel like the passing of heavy truck and may cause hanging objects to swing considerably, was felt in Abra de Ilog and Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro.

Intensity 3, which may feel like vibration from the passing of a light truck, was felt in Pasig City and Quezon City in Metro Manila.

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