EARTHQUAKE: 4.7 Magnitude Quake Hit Oriental Mindoro

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

EARTHQUAKE – The Phivolcs recorded a 4.7 magnitude quake in Oriental Mindoro, September 18, 2023.

Following the 4.9 magnitude earthquake in Occidental Mindoro early yesterday, another significant quake was recently recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in its neighboring province. The quake hit Oriental Mindoro. According to the agency, it has a magnitude of 4.7.

Earthquake Today

The earthquake today that struck Oriental Mindoro, Monday, September 18, 2023, at 07:02 p.m. was tectonic in origin. It specifically hit Victoria

According to Phivolcs, the earthquake that hit a part of Oriental Mindoro was located at 13.01°North, 121.07°East – 029 km South 50° West of Victoria. It had a depth of focus of 004 kilometers.

Phivolcs stated in its bulletin that damages are not expected from the said quake as well as aftershocks. According to the quake-recording agency, no intensity was recorded at the epicenter of the quake as well as the nearby areas. Instrumental Intensity III was logged in Nabunturan, Davao de Oro.

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.

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