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5.2-magnitude quake jolts Batangas

Published July 3, 2018 1:04pm Updated July 3, 2018 1:26pm

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck southwest of Nasugbu, Batangas, at 12:25 p.m. on Tuesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said.

Interviewed on Balitanghali, PHIVOLCS officer-in-charge Renato Solidum initially said the quake was at magnitude 5.5 but the agency downgraded it to magnitude 5.2 in its latest update.

The quake hit 25 kilometers off Nasugbu at a depth of 116 kilometers, PHIVOLCS said.

"At dahil po ay malalim 'di po ganun kalakasan ang naramdaman sa Kamaynilaan," Solidum said.

The quake was felt strongest at Intensity IV in Lubang and Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro.

It was felt at Intensity III in Buco, Talisay, Tumaway and Calatagan, Batangas; Quezon City; Clark, Pampanga; Mandaluyong City; Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro; Looc and Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro; and Tanza and Maragondon, Cavite

It was also felt at Intensity II in Manila City; Plaridel and Malolos, Bulacan; and Parañaque City

Based on instrumental intensities, the quake was felt at Intensity III in Malolos, Bulacan; Calatagan, Batangas; Tagaytay City; and Cavite City.

It was also felt at Intensity II in Marikina City; Navotas City; San Ildefonso, Bulacan; Talisay, Batangas; and Intensity I in Las Pinas City, Pasig City, Quezon City, Bacoor in Cavite, Cabanatuan in Nueva Ecija, and Guagua in Pampanga

Solidum said the quake will not cause a  tsunami although aftershocks are expected. —KBK, GMA News


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