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Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 jolts Occidental Mindoro province of Philippines

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  • ANI | 14 days ago
Manila [Philippines], October 17: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 jolted Occidental Mindoro province of Philippines today early morning.

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) informed that the quake took place around 406 AM (Local Time) at 21 km northeast of Looc town.

"Tectonic activities were reported from Calatagan, Batangas; and Tagaytay City, Cavite (Intensity 4) and Carmona, Cavite; Marilao, Bulacan; and Talisay, Batangas (Intensity 3)," reported The Manila Times.

Intensity 2 tremors were also felt in the towns of Plaridel, Malolos and San Rafael in Bulacan; Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro; Bacoor City; Marikina City, Quezon City, Muntinlupa City, and Las Pinas City.

Phivolcs chief Renato Solidum told The Manila Times that the quake had a depth of 12 km and was tectonic in origin. He informed that damage is not expected but aftershocks are possible and there was no threat of a tsunami.

Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 jolts Occidental Mindoro province of Philippines

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