Magnitude 5.8 quake jolts Occidental Mindoro, felt in Metro Manila


Posted at May 12 2021 09:31 AM | Updated as of May 12 2021 10:38 AM

Magnitude 5.8 quake jolts Occidental Mindoro, felt in Metro Manila 1

MANILA (UPDATE) - A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck Occidental Mindoro and was felt in nearby areas, including Metro Manila on Wednesday morning, Phivolcs said.

The tremor, which occurred 11 kilometers northeast of Abra de Ilog town at 9:09 a.m., was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 110 kilometers, according to Phivolcs. 

The tremor was not expected to cause damage but will spawn aftershocks, state seismologists said.

"Wala pong pangamba sa tsunami at so far ang mga naka-experience ng lindol ay nagrereport ng Intensity 4. Kung ganun lang po hindi tayo nageexpect ng damage," Phivolcs officer-in-charge Renato Solidum told ABS-CBN's Teleradyo.

(There's no fear of tsunami and so far those who experienced the earthquake have reported Intensity 4. If that's the case, we don't expect damage.)

"Posible naman po ang aftershock pero dahil nga po malalim hindi ito magiging damaging."

(Aftershock is possible but because the earthquake struck deep, it won't be damaging.)

The Philippines is situated on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of intense seismic activity that stretches from Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin.

— With a report from Agence France-Presse

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