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Two Quakes Over The Weekend

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By Ella Luci | Published: October 17, 2020


A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocked Occidental Mindoro early Saturday (October 17) morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

The temblor that occurred at 4:06 a.m. at 21 kilometers northeast of Looc town, was tectonic of origin and had a 12-kilometer depth of focus.

On Friday, October 16, at 8:06 p.m., Phivolcs also monitored a magnitude 5.3 earthquake 48 km southwest of Balayan town in Batangas.

Phivolcs said that the Saturday earthquake was also felt in other areas at various intensities, as:

Intensity 4 in Calatagan, Batangas; Tagaytay City, and Cavite; Intensity 3 in Carmona, Cavite; Marilao, Bulacan, and Talisay, Batangas, and Intensity 2 in Plaridel, Malolos City, Calumpit, and San Rafael, Bulacan; Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro; Bacoor City; Marikina City; Muntinlupa City; Las Piñas City, and in Quezon City.

No damages were reported by aftershocks on that day was most likely, Phivolcs said, as of OpinYon press time.

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