The Philippines experienced its third earthquake on Friday with a magnitude 4.3 tremor shaking Occidental Mindoro in the afternoon, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
The third earthquake struck at 4:37 p.m. at 15 kilometers west of Lubang, Occidental Mindoro.
It was tectonic in origin and had a four-kilometer depth of focus. Phivolcs said Intensity I was felt in Calatagan, Batangas, which was also earlier shook by a magnitude 6.3 quake. The earthquake that originated from Calatagan and felt also in Metro Manila was the first tremor to hit the country on Christmas day at 7:43 a.m.
Three aftershocks followed the quake in Batangas: southwest of Calatagan that had a magnitude of 3.2 and occurred at 7:53 a.m.; at 7:57 a.m. having a 3.0 magnitude located nine kilometers southwest of Calatagan; and around 8:07 a.m. at 3.2 magnitude 10 kilometers southwest of Calatagan.The second quake was in Davao Occidental at magnitude 5.3. SOVEREIGNPH