Thu. Jan 28th, 2021
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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said it recorded a few aftershocks after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Calatagan, Batangas and other Luzon areas in the early hours of Christmas Day or Friday.

The first aftershock struck southwest of Calatagan that had a magnitude of 3.2 and occurred at 7:53 a.m. It was also tectonic in origin and had a depth of 102 kilometers.

The second aftershock happened at 7:57 a.m. having a 3.0 magnitude located nine kilometers southwest of the Calatagan. It was also tectonic in origin and a depth of 91 kilometers.

And at around 8:07 a.m. a third aftershock of 3.2 magnitude struck 10 kilometers southwest of Calatagan, Batangas. Also tectonic in origin, it had a depth of 98 kilometers.

A magnitude 6.3 quake jolted Batangas and nearby areas, including Metro Manila on Friday morning.

In its Earthquake Information bulletin, Phivolcs said the quake’s epicenter is in Calatagan, Batangas.

It is tectonic in origin and has a depth of 74 kilometers. The quake struck at around 7:43 a.m.

No damage has been reported yet from the quake and its aftershocks. SOVEREIGNPH

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