Occidental Mindoro 5.4 earthquakes

Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake Hits Occidental Mindoro PHIVOLCS said Aftershock Expected

MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 5.4 earthquake hit Occidental Mindoro late Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Phivolcs plotted the earthquake’s epicenter at 22 km north 48 degrees east of Looc, Occidental Mindoro at a depth of 100 km.

The quake was of tectonic origin, Phivolcs added.

No reports of damage or casualties have been reported from the earthquake that struck at 9:50 p.m. Monday.

It was felt at Intensity 5 in Batangas City; Intensity 4 in Tagaytay City; Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro; Mandaluyong City; Makati City; Pasay City; Parañaque City, and Muntinlupa City;

Intensity 3 in Clark, Pampanga; General Trias, Cavite; Malolos, Bulacan; Bacoor, Cavite; Obando, Bulacan; Quezon City; Agoncillo, Batangas; Taguig City, and Talisay, Batangas; and Intensity 2 in Pateros, Metro Manila; Antipolo City and Lucban, Quezon.

The US Geological Survey, on the other hand, measured the quake at magnitude 5.8.

The USGS plotted its epicenter at Barangay Balitoc in Calatagan, Batangas or 90 km south southwest of Manila at a depth of 105.5 km.

The Phivolcs said aftershocks are to be expected.