earthquakes in the Philippines

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocks Calatagan, Batangas
Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocks Calatagan, Batangas


Phivolcs says damage and aftershocks can be expected

MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Calatagan in Batangas province on Sunday morning, May 22, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said in a bulletin

The earthquake, which was tectonic in origin, struck 21 kilometers west of Calatagan at around 5:50 am with a depth of 132 kilometers. 

State seismologists said damage and aftershocks are expected. Phivolcs, however, said no tsunami can be expected due to the earthquake. 

Reported intensities:

Intensity III – Quezon City

Instrumental intensities:

Intensity IV – Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

Intensity III – Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro; Malolos City, Bulacan

Intensity II – Marikina City


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