Occidental Mindoro Hit by Earthquake with 5.0 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 5.0 magnitude quake in Occidental Mindoro, February 9, 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 Occidental Mindoro on February 9, 2021. San Jose was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Occidental Mindoro was located at 11.94° North, 120.74° East – 058 km South 37° West of San Jose. The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 017 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that no damage is expected of the said quake and as well as aftershocks. Intensity IV was felt in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro while the following instrumental intensities were recorded in these areas:
- Intensity III
- San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
- Intensity II
- Roxas, Oriental Mindoro
- Sebaste, Antique
- Intensity I
- Jamindan, Capiz
Keep safe everyone. We’ll keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.
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