Magnitude 5.0 quake rattles Batangas; intensities felt in Muntinlupa, QC
MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.0 earthquake (which was earlier recorded at 4.5 magnitude) hit Batangas and jolted other areas including Muntinlupa and Quezon City on Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
Phivolcs said the earthquake struck at 1:25 p.m. eight kilometers northwest of Mabini town.
The quake was of tectonic origin and had a two-kilometer depth of focus.
State seismologists said the tremor also shook other areas at various intensities:
Intensity IV- Mabini, San Luis, Lemery, Rosario, Agoncillo, Calatagan, Balayan, Bauan, Sta. Teresita, Batangas; Tagaytay City, Alfonso & Amadeo, Cavite
Intensity III- Batangas City; Malvar, Talisay, Tanauan, Alitagtag Batangas; San Pablo, Laguna
Intensity II- Quezon City; Mandaluyong City; Navotas City; Majayjay, Laguna; Dolores, Quezon
Intensity I- Malabon City; Pasay City; Talisay, Batangas; Sta. Cruz, Laguna
Intensity IV- Calatagan, Batangas; Tagaytay City
Intensity II- Muntinlupa City; Dolores, Quezon
Intensity I- Quezon City; Carmona and Bacoor City, Cavite; Mauban, Quezon; Talisay, Batangas
Aftershocks strike Mabini town
Two hours later, another earthquake struck Mabini town, which was an aftershock of the magnitude 5.0 temblor.
The magnitude 4.4 earthquake was recorded at 3:23 p.m.
The tremor was also of tectonic origin, having a two-kilometer depth of focus.
Other areas also felt the earthquake, according to Phivolcs:
Reported Intensity II- Batangas City, Mabini, Talisay, San Luis, Batangas; Tagaytay City, Indang, Cavite
Instrumental Intensity IV- Calatagan, Batangas
Instrumental Intensity III- Tagaytay City
Instrumental Intensity II- Bacoor City, Cavite; Muntinlupa City
Phivolcs said that no damage was expected from both earthquakes.
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