Sat. Sep 18th, 2021

MANILA — A magnitude 5.1 quake jolted Occidental Mindoro on Friday night, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

The tectonic quake struck 19 kilometers east of the municipality of Calintaan at 9:37 p.m.

It had a depth of 15 kilometers.

Intensity 4 was felt in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, and intensity 2 in Malay, Aklan.

The following intensities were also reported: Intensity 4 in Roxas, and San Jose, Occidental Mindoro; intensity 3 in Malay, Aklan; intensity 2 in Malinao, Aklan, Pandan, and Sebaste, Antique, and intensity 1 in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro; Culasi, Antique; Lopez, and Mauban, Quezon.

Reported intensity is the traditional way of knowing the intensity based on reports of people who felt the earthquake, Phivolcs director Renato Solidum Jr. earlier said.

He added that Phivolcs deployed around 100 instruments or intensity meter to measure the ground acceleration, and what is being measured is called the instrumental intensity.

Meanwhile, Phivolcs said aftershocks are possible from the magnitude 5.1 quake, although damages are not expected. (PNA)

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