Magnitude 5.4 quake hits Occidental Mindoro; Intensity IV felt in Metro Manila

Published May 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By Marjaleen Ramos

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck Mindoro early Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported.

The earthquake, which occurred at 3:18 a.m., was tectonic in origin and was traced 20 kilometers northeast of Lubang, Occidental Mindoro.

The quake had a depth of 76 km, with the following registered intensities: Intensity IV – Makati City; City of Manila; Parañaque City; Intensity III – Malabon City; Mandaluyong City; Pasay City; Pateros; Quezon City; Taguig City; Tagaytay City, Cavite; Calapan City, and Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro; Calatagan, and Lipa City, Batangas

PHIVOLCS said the quake was also felt under the following instrumental Intensities: Intensity IV – Calatagan, Batangas; Malolos City, and San Ildefonso, Bulacan; Navotas City; Intensity III – Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro; Talisay, Batangas; Bacoor City, and Tagaytay City, Cavite; Muntinlupa City; Guagua, Pampanga; Intensity II – Magalang, Pampanga; San Juan City; Intensity I – San Jose, Occidental Mindoro; Palayan City, and San Jose City, Nueva Ecija; Gumaca, Quezon; Baler, Aurora

The quake was not expected to cause any damage to property. However, aftershocks are likely to happen.