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Earthquake shakes Batangas

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 10:57 AM January 16, 2021

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MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck Batangas on Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. 

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The earthquake was recorded at 6:48 a.m. some five kilometers southwest of Calatagan town. 

Phivolcs said that the earthquake was of tectonic origin, and had a 135-kilometer depth of focus. 

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Phivolcs  earlier measured the earthquake at magnitude 4.5. It was later upgraded to magnitude 4.8.

State seismologists said that the earthquake was also felt at Instrumental Intensity I in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro and Plaridel, Bulacan. 

No aftershocks or damage to infrastructure were expected from the earthquake, Phivolcs said. 

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