Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Calatagan, Batangas

By CNN Philippines Staff

Published May 22, 2022 6:55:01 AM

Updated May 22, 2022 9:06:00 AM

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 22) – A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Calatagan, Batangas early Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported.

The state seismologists said the earthquake of tectonic origin hit 21 km west of Calatagan at 5:50 a.m. It also has a depth of 132 km.

Reported intensities were recorded in these areas:

Intensity IV- Calatagan, Batangas

Intensity III – Quezon City; Pasay City; Pasig City; Obando, Bulacan; and Tagaytay City, Mendez, Amadeo and Alfonso, Cavite.

Intensity II – Abucay, Bataan; Gapan City, Nueva Ecija; Castillejos, Zambales; Mandaluyong City; Manila; Makati City; and Tanay, Rizal

Damage and aftershocks are expected, the Phivolcs added. However, the agency said that there is no tsunami threat.


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