Occidental Mindoro Hit by Earthquake with 4.3 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.3 magnitude quake in Occidental Mindoro, October 2, 2019.
Most of the time, quakes hit with no prior signs. Recently, several places in and out of the Philippines were shaken by quakes of different magnitudes.
Previously, in April 22, Phivolcs recorded a quake in a part of Zambales. It had a magnitude of 6.1. Strong shaking were felt leaving people fearing about the so-called “Big One“.
Phivolcs recorded a 5.6 magnitude quake in Makilala, North Cotabato at around 8 pm on July 9. It was followed by several aftershocks.
Recently, a quake has hit a part of Occidental Mindoro. At 02:59 am on October 21, 2019, Santa Cruz was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Occidental Mindoro was located at 13.06°North, 120.79°East – 007 km South 79° East of Santa Cruz. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 027 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in a bulletin that Intensity I was felt in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro while San Jose, Occidental Mindoro felt Intensity II. There are no expected damages caused by the quake and as well as aftershocks.
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for updates.
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