Batangas Hit by Earthquake with 4.5 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.5 magnitude quake in Batangas, January 26, 2021.
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 Batangas. At 03:39 am of January 26, 2021, Calatagan was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Batangas was located at 13.94°North, 120.49°East – 020 km North 52° West of Calatagan. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 074 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that no damage is expected of the said quake and as well as aftershocks. The following instrumental intensities were recorded of the said quake:
- Tagaytay City, Cavite
- Olongapo City, Zambales
- Calatagan, Batangas
- Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.
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