A magnitude 4.1 earthquake was recorded in Nueva Ecija on Wednesday evening, May 12, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
Phivolcs documented the earthquake at around 7:15 p.m. and traced its epicenter at 7 kilometers (km) southwest of Carranglan, Nueva Ecija.
It was felt as a “weak” tremor at Intensity III in San Mateo, Rizal and as a “slight shaking” at Intensity II in Quezon City.
Phivolcs’ instruments also recorded the earthquake at Intensity III in San Jose, Nueva Ecija; Intensity II in Dagupan City, Pangasinan; and Intensity I in Baler in Aurora, Palayan City in Nueva Ecija, and San Ildefonso in Bulacan.
It said the quake was tectonic in origin, which means the tremor was caused by the movement of an active fault in the area.
Moreover, it was shallow at a depth of 4 kilometers thus the strong shaking.
Phivolcs does not expect damage to property nor aftershocks to occur.
A moderately strong 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Occidental Mindoro on Wednesday morning was also felt in Metro Manila.