Magnitude 6.4 quake strikes off Occidental Mindoro


Posted at Mar 14 2022 05:32 AM | Updated as of Mar 15 2022 12:19 AM


MANILA (UPDATE)— A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck Occidental Mindoro and was felt as far as Quezon City early on Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The tremor was initially recorded magnitude 5.7.

The Phivolcs said the quake, which was tectonic in origin, struck 77 degrees west of Lubang town, Occidental Mindoro at 5:05 a.m. and was recorded at Intensity 3 in Quezon City. 

Aftershocks and damage were expected, the agency said. 

A magnitude-5.4 quake at 10:40 p.m and a magnitude 5.0 tremor at 11:22 p.m. occurred also in waters off Lubang.

Since the first quake, there have been dozens of aftershocks recorded, according to the Phivolcs.

The country is on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire, an interconnected circle of fault lines under constant pressure from super-hot molten rock beneath.

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