Occidental Mindoro Hit by Earthquake with 5.6 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 5.6 magnitude quake in Occidental Mindoro, October 5, 2020.
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“. But the agency advises the people to wait for factual information and not to panic.
Recently, a quake has hit a part of Occidental Mindoro. At 02:16 am, October 5, 2020, Looc was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Occidental Mindoro was located at 13.66°North, 120.53°East – 031 km South 78° East of Looc. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 121 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that no damage is expected of the said quake. No aftershock is expected of the said quake as well. The following intensities were recorded of the said quake.
- Intensity IV
- Tagaytay City;
- Intensity II
- Makati City
- Quezon City
- Mandaluyong City
- Malabon City
- Muntinlupa City
- Pasig City
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.
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