Monday, January 15, 2018

Two quakes hit Occidental Mindoro

Two earthquakes hit Occidental Mindoro on Saturday night, January 14, 2018.

earthquake 11.20 pm jan 14

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded the first earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.0, at exactly 11:20 PM with epicenter located 30 kilometers (km) southwest of Paluan, Occidental Mindoro.

The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 7 km.

Intensity II was recorded in Tagaytay City; Calatagan, Batangas; and Calapan, Oriental Mindoro.

earthquake 11.49 jan 14

The second earthquake was recorded at exactly 11:49 PM Saturday night and was a little stronger than the first one at magnitude 5.2. Its epicenter was located 26 km west of Paluan.

The second quake was also tectonic in origin and had a depth of 4 km.

Intensity III was felt in Tagaytay City and Quezon City.

Phivolcs warned of aftershocks from both earthquakes.

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