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Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes Occidental Mindoro

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Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes Occidental Mindoro


(2nd UPDATE) The earthquake is also felt in other parts of Luzon, including Oriental Mindoro, Calabarzon, and Metro Manila

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story reported that the earthquake struck Oriental Mindoro. This has been corrected.

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck Occidental Mindoro on Wednesday morning, May 12, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said in a bulletin.

Phivolcs reported that the earthquake happened at 9:09 am, at a depth of 110 kilometers, and was tectonic in origin. The epicenter was in the municipality of Abra de Ilog.

The tremor was also felt in other parts of Luzon including Oriental Mindoro, Calabarzon, and Metro Manila

Phivolcs said that aftershocks were anticipated but no damage was expected following the quake.

“Because this is deep, a large area experienced the quake,” Phivolcs chief Renato Solidum said in an interview with DZMM. 

Reported intensities

Intensity V – Lubang, Occidental Mindoro; Calamba City, Laguna; Calatagan and Calaca, Batangas

Intensity IV – Malvar and Lemery, Batangas; Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro; Mendez, Cavite; Limay, Bataan; Tagaytay City; Manila

Intensity III – Agoncillo, Cuenca, Lipa City, and Talisay, Batangas; General Trias City and Dasmarinas, Cavite; 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

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, Plaridel 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 intensities are based on what people in the area actually felt, the effects on structures and other things in the area, while instrumental intensities refer to what Phivolcs’ devices or instruments recorded in the area. –

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