MANILA - The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Thursday has already recorded 716 aftershocks after a magnitude 5.5 earthquake rocked Batangas province on Tuesday.
Ten of the aftershocks -- with magnitudes between 1.8 and 4.9 -- have been felt as of 10:30 a.m., Phivolcs research assistant Maila Palatino told ABS-CBN News.
More aftershocks are expected to hit the city, Palatino added.
Tuesday's nighttime quake damaged several buildings, including the centuries-old Taal Basilica and the provincial capitol.
Officials advised residents to avoid entering establishments with minor damage, secure objects that may fall and prepare a bag with emergency supplies.
The local government has also distributed relief supplies and construction materials to affected residents.
-- With a report from Zhander Cayabyab, DZMM