Magnitude 3.4 volcanic earthquake rocks Calaca, Batangas

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 03:14 PM January 15, 2020

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MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 3.4 earthquake hit Calaca, Batangas on Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The quake, which was of volcanic origin, struck at 12:39 p.m. It was traced eight kilometers southwest of Calaca.


The tremor also had a nine-kilometer depth of focus, Phivolcs said.

Phivolcs added that other areas also felt the earthquake, and it was recorded at various intensities:


  • Reported Intensity II -Tagaytay City
  • Instrumental Intensity II – Tagaytay City
  • Instrumental Intensity I – Dolores, Quezon

Previously, Phivolcs science research assistant Benz Rodriguez said that the earthquakes felt in the area were still caused by Taal Volcano’s activity.

The Taal Volcano first had a phreatic eruption last Sunday. This prompted Phivolcs to raise Alert Level 4 over the volcano, which meant a “hazardous explosion is expected within days or hours.”

Edited by JPV
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