Thu. May 26th, 2022

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolted Batangas on Monday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

(Photo Courtesy: PNA)

The tectonic quake struck 24 kilometers southwest of Calatagan at 5:12 p.m., based on Phivolcs data.

It had a depth of 99 kilometers.

Intensity III was felt in Quezon City, while intensity II was experienced in San Felipe, Zambales.

Instrumental intensity I was also recorded in Quezon City, Tagaytay City, Batangas City, and Calatagan, Batangas.

Intensity is the measure of shaking at each location, and this varies from place to place based on reports by people who felt the earthquake, while instrumental intensity is measured using intensity meter that measures ground acceleration.

Aftershocks are likely, but damage is not expected from the magnitude 5.3 quake.

Damage starts at intensity VI based on Phivolcs’ scale.

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