Magnitude 3.4 volcanic earthquake rocks Calaca, Batangas
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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