Monday, October 19, 2015

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake hits Occidental Mindoro

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck Occidental Mindoro on Monday night, October 19, 2015.

earthquake oct 19 2015 (PhilippineStar on TwitterImage: Twitter (PhilippineStar)

According to the bulletin posted by Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the earthquake was recorded at exactly 9:50:41 PM, 19 kilometers (km) northeast of Looc, Occidental Mindoro.

It was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 101 km.

The earthquake was felt in the following areas:

Intensity V - Batangas City

Intensity IV - Tagaytay City; Puerto Gallera; Oriental Mindoro; Mandaluyong City; Makati City; Pasay City

Intensity III - Clark, Pampanga; General Trias, Cavite; Malolos, Bulacan; Bacoor, Cavite; Obando, Bulacan

Intensity II - Pateros

No damage has been reported yet, but aftershocks are to be expected.

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