Tremors jolt Batangas, parts of Metro Manila


Posted at Jan 14 2020 01:07 AM | Updated as of Jan 14 2020 04:00 AM

Photo from Phivolcs

MANILA (UPDATE)—A 4-magnitude earthquake jolted Batangas province Monday night, the state seismology agency said.

The tremor struck at 11:39 p.m. at around 6 kilometers northwest of Agoncillo town with a depth of 10 kilometers.

Unlike previous earthquakes, the latest quake was tectonic in origin, according to Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Intensity 3 was felt in Tagaytay City while intensity 2 was felt in Malabon City.

Agoncillo is located near Taal Volcano.

A few hours later, a 3.9-magnitude earthquake jolted Batangas province anew.

The volcanic tremor occurred at 2:05 a.m. at a depth of 6 kilometers northeast of Talisay town.

Intensity 4, which may feel like a passing of heavy truck and cause hanging objects to swing considerably, was reported in Tagaytay City, Cavite.

Malabon City and Pasay City, meanwhile, experienced intensity 2 or "slight felt" shaking.

Some 144 volcanic earthquakes had been recorded since Taal Volcano began rumbling Sunday afternoon.

The agency said the tremor would not cause damage or spawn aftershocks.