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Magnitude 6.6 quake hits Batangas, felt in Metro Manila, nearby provinces

/ 05:22 AM July 24, 2021

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MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Batangas on Saturday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

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Phivolcs said it traced the epicenter of the earthquake 16 kilometers southwest of Calatagan, Batangas. It had a depth of 116 kilometers.

The earthquake, recorded at 4:49 a.m., was of tectonic origin, according to Phivolcs.

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Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum Jr. added that due to the earthquake’s depth, there is no threat of a tsunami or tidal wave.

Some parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces like Laguna, Bulacan and Rizal also experienced tremors.

Subsequently, another earthquake hit the same area of Batangas at 4:57 a.m., and its magnitude was recorded at 5.1 with a depth of 107 kilometers.

Phivolcs added that while no damage is expected, there may be aftershocks.

The following earthquake intensities were  registered in these areas:

Intensity V: Calapan City & Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro; Sablayan and Magsaysay, Occidental Mindoro; Tagaytay City, Carmona & Dasmariñas City, Cavite

Intensity IV:  Quezon City, Marikina City, City of Manila, Makati City, Taguig City, Valenzuela City, Pasay City, Tagaytay City, Cavite; Batangas City & Talisay City, Batangas; San Mateo, Rizal

Intensity III: Pasig City and San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan;

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Instrumental Intensity V: Calapan City & Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

Instrumental Intensity IV: Batangas City, Batangas; Carmona, Cavite; Calumpit & Plaridel, Bulacan

Instrumental Intensity III:  Quezon City, Marikina City, Pasig City, Las Piñas City, Muntinlupa City, Malabon City, Navotas City, San Ildefonso, Pandi, Malolos, San Rafael, and Marilao, Bulacan

Instrumental Intensity II : San Juan City; Dagupan City; Polillo, Quezon

Instrumental Intensity I: Guinayangan, Quezon; Magalang, Pampanga; Iriga and Sipocot, Camarines Sur; Daet, Camarines Norte; Palayan City, Nueva Ecija; Iloilo City; Kalibo, Aklan; San Jose City, Antique; Bago City, Negros Occidental

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