JUST IN: 4.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Occidental Mindoro

Occidental Mindoro Hit by Earthquake with 4.4 Magnitude

EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.4 magnitude quake in Occidental Mindoro, March 14, 2022.

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, March 14, 2022. At 06:48 p.m., Lubang was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4.


According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Occidental Mindoro was located at 14.08°North, 119.68°East – 054 km North 63° West of Lubang with a depth of origin of 015 kilometers.

Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that damages are expected of the said quake and as well as aftershocks. As of this writing, the records show that no intensity was felt nor recorded in the epicenter of the quake and as well as the nearby areas. The agency noted that the quake is an aftershock of the 6.4 magnitude quake that hit the same area.

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

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