September 27, 2021

Magnitude 5.7 Earthquake Hits Occidental Mindoro; Affects Manila, Parts of Luzon

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  • A magnitude 5.7 earthquake shook Occidental Mindoro early Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) announced.

    SCREENSHOT from Philvocs-DOST’s website

    Phivolcs said the tectonic quake jolted 23 kilometers northeast of Looc at around 1:12 a.m. and at a depth of 76 kilometers.

    In a bulletin issued by Phivolcs at 4:54 a.m., Intensity IV was felt in Calatagan, Lian, Lipa City, Malvar and Nasugbu, Batangas; Malolos City and Obando, Bulacan; Cavite City, General Trias City, Naic, Amadeo, Bacoor City, Dasmariñas City, Tagaytay City and Tanza, Cavite; Biñan City and Cabuyao City, Laguna; Las Piñas City; Malabon City; Mandaluyong City; City of Manila; Marikina City; Muntinlupa City; Parañaque City; San Juan City; Taguig City; Pateros, Metro Manila; Abra De Ilog, Looc, Lubang and Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro; Baco, Naujan and Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro; and San Mateo and Taytay, Rizal.

    Intensity III was recorded in Santo Tomas City, Batangas; Makati City; Pasay City; Pasig City; Quezon City; Valenzuela City; Santa Cruz, Occidental Mindoro; Antipolo City; and Socorro, Oriental Mindoro.

    Intensity II was felt in Los Baños, Laguna; and Palayan City, Nueva Ecija; while Intensity I was reported in Arayat, Pampanga.

    The following instrumental intensities were recorded in these areas:

    Intensity V – Tagaytay City
    Intensity IV – Batangas City and Calatagan, Batangas; Malolos City, Marilao and Plaridel, Bulacan; Carmona, Cavite; Malabon City; Muntinlupa City; Calapan City and Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
    Intensity III – Pandi, Bulacan; Las Piñas City; Marikina City; Pasig City; San Juan City; Guagua, Pampanga; Dolores, Quezon; Olongapo City, Zambales
    Intensity II – Baler, Aurora; Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan; Makati City; Mandaluyong City
    Intensity I – Cabanatuan City and Palayan City, Nueva Ecija; Dagupan City, Pangasinan; Lopez, Quezon

    A magnitude 4.5 aftershock 19 kilometers northeast of Looc was felt at around 1:40 a.m.

    The agency said aftershocks and damage to properties are expected from the temblor.

    Source: Philvocs-DOST

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