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Occidental Mindoro Hit by Earthquake with 5.7 Magnitude

EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 5.7 magnitude quake in Occidental Mindoro, September 27, 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.

One of the strong quakes recorded by Phivolcs is the 7.1 magnitude quake in Davao Oriental. There were expected aftershocks due to the said quake and a tsunami advisory was released.

Previously, in April 22, Phivolcs recorded a quake in a part of Zambales. It had a magnitude of 6.1. Strong shaking was 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.

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Recently, a quake has hit a part of Occidental Mindoro, September 27, 2021. At 01:12 a.m., Looc was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7.

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Photo: PHIVOLCS

According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Occidental Mindoro was located at 13.84°North, 120.37°East – 018 km North 43° East of Looc with a depth of origin of 076 kilometers.

Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that damages are expected of the said quake and as well as aftershocks. The following intensities were recorded of the said quake:

  • Intensity IV
    • Calatagan, Batangas
    • Lian, Batangas
    • Lipa City, Batangas
    • Malvar, Batangas
    • Nasugbu, Batangas
    • Malolos City, Bulacan
    • Obando, Bulacan
    • Cavite City, Cavite
    • General Trias City, Cavite
    • Naic, Cavite
    • Amadeo, Cavite
    • Bacoor City, Cavite
    • Dasmariñas City, Cavite
    • Tagaytay City, Cavite
    • Tanza, Cavite
    • Biñan City, Laguna
    • Cabuyao City, Laguna
    • Las Piñas City
    • Malabon City
    • Mandaluyong City
    • City of Manila
    • Marikina City
    • Muntinlupa City
    • Parañaque City
    • San Juan City
    • Taguig City
    • Pateros
    • Abra De Ilog, Occidental Mindoro
    • Looc, Occidental Mindoro
    • Lubang, Occidental Mindoro
    • Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro
    • Baco, Oriental Mindoro
    • Naujan, Oriental Mindoro
    • Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
    • San Mateo, Rizal
    • Taytay, Rizal
  • Intensity III
    • Santo Tomas City, Batangas
    • Makati City
    • Pasay City
    • Pasig City
    • Quezon City
    • Valenzuela City
    • Santa Cruz, Occidental Mindoro
    • Antipolo City, Oriental Mindoro
    • Socorro, Oriental Mindoro
  • Intensity II
    • Los Baños, Laguna
    • Palayan City, Nueva Ecija
  • Intensity I
    • Arayat, Pampanga

Keep safe everyone. Rest assured we will keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.

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