Magnitude 4.9 earthquake rocks Occidental Mindoro
CITY OF CALAPAN — A magnitude 4.9 earthquake jolted parts of Occidental Mindoro province on Thursday, Feb. 1, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.
In its 5:31 a.m. bulletin, Phivolcs said the quake was tectonic in origin and has an 11 kilometer depth of focus.
It struck at 13 kilometers northwest of Abra de Ilog in Occidental Mindoro at 4:46 a.m.
It was felt at Intensity IV in Abra de Ilog and Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro; at Intensity III in the City of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro; Intensity II in the City of Tagaytay, Cavite; and Intensity I in Batangas City, Cuenca, Mataas na Kahoy, and San Luis, Batangas.
The Phivolcs said damage to property were expected but the local government has not received reports as of this writing. No aftershocks were expected.