Wed. Jan 19th, 2022

MANILA – An earthquake with a magnitude 5.4 rocked Occidental Mindoro in the early hours of Sunday.

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the quake struck at 3:18 a.m., 35 kilometers northeast of Lubang Island with a depth of 76 kilometers.

The tectonic quake was also felt in some parts of Luzon including Metro Manila.

Phivolcs reported intensities in the following areas:

— Intensity IV in Makati, Manila and Parañaque.

— Intensity III in Malabon; Mandaluyong; Pasay; Pateros; Quezon City; Taguig; Tagaytay City, Cavite; Calapan and Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro; and Calatagan and Lipa City, Batangas.

Instrumental intensities:

— Intensity IV in Malolos City, and San Ildefonso, Bulacan; Navotas City

— Intensity III in Talisay, Batangas; Bacoor City, and Tagaytay City, Cavite; Muntinlupa City; Guagua, Pampanga

— Intensity II in Magalang, Pampanga; San Juan City

— Intensity I in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro; Palayan City, and San Jose City, Nueva Ecija; Gumaca, Quezon; Baler, Aurora.

While damages are not expected, Phivolcs warned against aftershocks. (ia/PNA)

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