Sun. Mar 7th, 2021

A town in Batangas was struck by magnitude 4.8 earthquake on Saturday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Phivolcs recorded the tremor at 6:48 a.m. some five kilometers southwest of Calatagan town. The agency said the earthquake was of tectonic origin, and had a 135-kilometer depth of focus, and was initially

measured at magnitude 4.5 but was later upgraded to magnitude 4.8.

Phivolcs said the earthquake was also felt at Instrumental Intensity I in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro and Plaridel, Bulacan. 

No aftershocks or damage to infrastructure were expected from the earthquake, according to Phivolcs.

The next strongest quake to hit the country as of Saturday morning was off Baganga in Davao Oriental at around 2:55 am, which had a magnitude of 3.9. It was recorded 82 kilometers off Baganga and was tectonic in nature. SOVEREIGNPH

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