JUST IN: 4.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Occidental Mindoro

Phivolcs Releases Bulletin about the Earthquake Today in Occidental Mindoro, September 18, 2023

EARTHQUAKE – The Phivolcs recorded a 4.9 magnitude quake in Occidental Mindoro today, September 18, 2023. Here are the details.

Following the 4.1 magnitude earthquake in Davao de Oro earlier today, another significant quake was recently recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in another province. The quake hit Occidental Mindoro. According to the agency, it has a magnitude of 4.9.

Earthquake Occidental Mindoro

The earthquake today that struck Occidental Mindoro, Monday, September 18, 2023, at 10:54 a.m. was tectonic in origin. It specifically hit Paluan.

According to Phivolcs, the earthquake that hit a part of Occidental Mindoro was located at 13.19°North, 120.12°East – 045 km South 57° West of Paluan. It had a depth of focus of 058 kilometers.

Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that damages are not expected from the said quake as well as aftershocks. The following intensities were recorded by the government bureau:

  • Intensity III
    • Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

Instrumental Intensities:

  • Intensity I
    • Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro
    • Calatagan, Batangas
  • Intensity II
    • Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro
    • Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
    • Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro

Earthquakes are among the natural incidents that cannnot be predicted accurately as most experts in the field agree on. Thus, most countries really make sure that they have a bureau or an organization that monitors a quake incident across their nation.

Quakes can happen in land and underwater. In the case of the latter, it can trigger tsunami thus quake-recording agencies are also often the one that monitors tsunami threats. On land, quakes can result to damages and loss of lives thus it is important to be aware of the earthquake safety tips to reduce the risk of damages and loss of lives by knowing what to do.

Thank you for visiting Philnews.ph. You may also follow us on Facebook, on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel Philnews Ph.

Leave a Comment