Magnitude 5.5 quake hits Occidental Mindoro

State seismologists on Saturday, April 29, said an earthquake with a magnitude measuring 5.5 jolted Occidental Mindoro.


The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the seismic event was traced 16 kilometers (km) northwest of Calintaan, Occidental Mindoro. It was tectonic in origin and it occurred at 12:00 a.m.

Phivolcs’ initial bulletin showed that the following instrumental intensities were recorded: Intensity IV in Puerto Galera and Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro; Intensity III in Lemery and Calatagan, Batangas; San Ildefonso, Bulacan; Magallanes and Tagaytay City, Cavite; as well as Las Piñas City.

Instrumental Intensity II was also reported in Abucay, Bataan; Cuenca, San Luis, Bauan, Laurel, Batangas City, and Sta. Teresita in Batangas; Marilao, Malolos City, Guiguinto, Calumpit, and Pulilan in Bulacan; Tagaytay City and Ternate in Cavite; Muntinlupa City; Abra De Ilog, Occidental Mindoro; and Victoria, Oriental Mindoro.

Meanwhile, Phivolcs said Instrumental Intensity I was felt in Dinalupihan, Bataan; Talisay and Lipa in Batangas; Norzagaray and Obando, Bulacan; San Juan City, Pasay, Malabon, Pateros in Metro Manila; Parañawur City; Guagua, Pampanga; Gumaca, Dolores in Quezon; Cardona, Angono, and Taytay in Rizal, Marabut, Samar; and San Antonio, Cabagan, and Olongapo in Zambales.

Phivolcs said this seismic event may trigger aftershocks.