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Magnitude 5.5 rocks Occidental Mindoro

An earthquake hits Rizal, Occidental Mindoro, on May 4, 2019. (Photo courtesy: Phivolcs)

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolts Occidental Mindoro on the morning of Saturday, Phivolcs confirmed.

The quake occurred at 9:05 AM south west of the town of Rizal, while the temblor was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 12 kilometers.

The following intensities were recorded:

  • Intensity III – Lipa City, Batangas; Malay, Aklan
  • Intensity II – San Nicolas, Batangas; City of Manila

Instrumental intensities:

  • Intensity IV – San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
  • Intensity III – Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
  • Intensity II – Tagaytay City; Malinao, Aklan; Sebaste and Culasi, Antique; Calatagan, Batangas
  • Intensity I – Talisay, Batangas; Dolores and Mauban, Quezon
Phivolcs said that while damage is not expected, aftershocks may occur.


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