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Magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolts Batangas

/ 09:24 PM January 19, 2020

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MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 4.2 earthquake rocked Batangas Sunday evening, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

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In a bulletin issued by Phivolcs, the temblor reportedly hit 5 kilometers southwest of Mabini town in Batangas at 8:59 p.m.

The quake was of tectonic origin and had a depth of 12 kilometers.

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It was felt at Instrumental Intensity I in Tagaytay City.

According to Phivolcs, no aftershocks or damage are expected.

Since its phreatic eruption on Jan. 12, the Taal Volcano has been in a state of unrest.

It remains on Alert Level 4 and volcanic quakes have been recorded continuously.

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