5.3 quake hits Batangas; no damage expected
MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit Batangas on Saturday afternoon, January 17.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said that the tectonic quake struck at 1:09 pm local time 19 kilometers northwest of Calatagan, Batangas, with a depth of 118 kilometers.
No damage is expected but Phivolcs said there may be aftershocks.
Phivolcs said the following intensity was felt in several areas:
- Intensity III – Paluan, Oriental Mindoro
- Intensity II – Quezon City
- Intensity I – Puerto Galera.