Magnitude 5.0 earthquake shakes Occidental Mindoro
MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck the waters off Occidental Mindoro on Tuesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
The earthquake struck at 7:24 a.m. at 58 kilometers southwest of San Jose town.
The tremor was of tectonic origin, and had a 17-kilometer depth of focus.
Phivolcs said that the earthquake was felt in other areas at various intensities:
Instrumental Intensity III – San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
Instrumental Intensity II – Roxas, Oriental Mindoro; Sebaste, Antique
Instrumental Intensity I – Jamindan, Capiz
While no damage was expected from the earthquake, state seismologists warned residents that aftershocks may occur.
No damage was reported in the affected area.
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