Occidental Mindoro Hit by Earthquake with 3.6 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 3.6 magnitude quake in Occidental Mindoro, December 29, 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 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.
Recently, a quake has hit a part of Occidental Mindoro, December 29, 2021. At 04:59 a.m., Mamburao was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.6.
According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Occidental Mindoro was located at 13.12°North, 120.52°East – 014 km South 36° West of Mamburao with a depth of origin of 026 kilometers.
Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that damages are expected of the said quake and as well as aftershocks. The following instrumental intensities were recorded in these areas:
- Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
- Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Keep safe everyone. Rest assured we will keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.
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