Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits in Occidental Mindoro

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According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), an offshore earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck Occidental Mindoro and adjacent areas, including parts of Metro Manila, at roughly 5:05 a.m. on Monday, March 14.

Phivolcs stated that the epicenter of the earthquake was located 110 kilometers northwest of Lubang, Occidental Mindoro, and occurred at a shallow depth of 29 kilometers.

You can see the details of the earthquake here in the twitter post of PHIVOLCS-DOST.

It was felt in the following places:

  • Intensity III in Quezon City, Taguig City, Mandaluyong City, Makati City.
  • Intensity II in  Las Piñas City; Marikina City; Muntinlupa City; Quezon City; Pasig City; Baler, Aurora; City of Malolos, Marilao, Pandi, Plaridel, San Ildefonso, and San Rafael, Bulacan; Gapan City, and Palayan City in Nueva Ecija; Iba, Zambales; Batangas City and Talisay, Batangas; Dolores and Gumaca, Quezon; and Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro.
  • Intensity 1 in Parañaque City; Pateros; Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan; Cabanatuan City and San Jose City in Nueva Ecija; Magalang, Pampanga; Tarlac City, Tarlac; Los Baños, Laguna; Infanta, Lucban, Mauban, Mulanay and Polillo, Quezon; San Jose, Occidental Mindoro; Roxas, Oriental Mindoro; and Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

The earthquake was tectonic in nature, meaning it was triggered by the movement of an active fault nearby.

It does not expect any damage, but the public is warned to be cautious because aftershocks may occur as a result of the earthquake.

The quake was initially recorded at magnitude 5.7, however it was later increased to magnitude 6.4.

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