MANILA – A magnitude 5.8 earthquake jolted Occidental Mindoro and nearby areas on Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.
The tectonic quake struck 11 km. northwest of the municipality of Abra de Ilog at 9:09 a.m. It had a depth of 106 km.
The following reported intensities were felt:
Intensity V – Lubang, Occidental Mindoro; Calamba City; Calatagan and Calaca, Batangas
Intensity IV – Malvar and Lemery, Batangas; Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro; Mendez, Cavite; Limay, Bataan; Tagaytay City; Manila City
Intensity III – Agoncillo, Cuenca, Lipa City, and Talisay, Batangas; General Trias City and Dasmariñas, Cavite; Calamba, Laguna; Makati City, Muntinlupa City,
Mandaluyong, Pasay City, Pasig City, and Quezon City, Metro Manila; San Pedro, Laguna
Intensity II – Caloocan City and Marikina City, Metro Manila; Olongapo City, Zambales; Cavite City; Sta. Cruz, Laguna; Taysan, Batangas; Batangas City; Lucena City; Binangonan, Rizal; Dolores and Mulanay, Quezon
Intensity I – San Mateo, Rizal; San Francisco, Quezon
Phivolcs also recorded the following instrumental intensities:
Intensity V – Calatagan, Batangas; Lubang, Occidental Mindoro
Intensity IV – Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Intensity III – Carmona, Cavite; Tagaytay City; Muntinlupa City; San Jose, Occidental Mindoro; Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro; Quezon City
Intensity II – Calumpit, Marilao, and Plaridel, Bulacan; Las Piñas City; Malabon City; Mandaluyong City; Marikina City; Pasig City; Dolores and Gumaca,
Quezon; Olongapo City, Zambales
Intensity I – Baler, Aurora; San Jose City, Nueva Ecija; Guagua, Pampanga; Infanta, Lopez, Lucban, and Polillo, Quezon
Reported intensity is the traditional way of knowing the intensity based on reports of people who felt the earthquake, while instrumental intensity is measured using an intensity meter that measures ground acceleration.
Aftershocks are possible but Phivolcs is not expecting damage from the tremor. (PNA)