More aftershocks felt after magnitude 6.3 Christmas quake in Batangas
MANILA, Philippines — More aftershocks were documented minutes after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Calatagan, Batangas and other Luzon areas on Christmas Day morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Friday.
The first aftershock, which has 3.2 magnitude, hit 17 kilometers (kms) southwest of Calatagan, Batangas at 7:53 a.m. It is also of tectonic origin with a depth of 102 kms.
Another aftershock, which registered 3.0 magnitude, shook nine kms southwest of the Batangas town at 7:57 a.m. It is of tectonic origin with a depth of 91 kms.
Ten minutes later, another aftershock, which had 3.2 magnitude, struck 10 kms southwest of Calatagan, Batangas. It is of tectonic origin with a depth of 98 kms.
At 8:29 a.m., a 2.0-magnitude quake hit 54 kilometers northwest of Calatagan. The tremor had a depth of 98 kms.
After 20 minutes, a 2.4-magnitude quake struck 17 kilometers southwest of the Batangas town. It had a depth of 92 kms.
Another 3.2-magnitude quake, which has a depth of 90 kms, shook 17 kms southwest of Batangas town at 9:06 a.m.
Two minutes later, a 1.6-magnitude earthquake hit 17 kms northwest of Calatagan. It registered a depth of 87 kms.
At 9:13 a.m., a magnitude 1.5 quake hit seven kms southwest of Calatagan. It has a depth of 94 kilometers.
Earlier, the 6.3 magnitude earthquake rocked 11 kilometers southwest of Calatagan at 7:43 a.m.
The tremor, which is of tectonic origin, has a depth of 102 kilometers.
Phivolcs chief Renato Solidum said no tsunami is expected after the tremor.
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