Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes off Batangas: Phivolcs

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Posted at May 22 2022 06:28 AM | Updated as of May 22 2022 08:24 AM

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake was recorded 5:50 a.m. of May 22, 2022 northwest of Calatagan, Batangas. Image from Phivolcs
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake was recorded 5:50 a.m. of May 22, 2022 northwest of Calatagan, Batangas. Image from Phivolcs

MANILA (2nd UPDATE) - A magnitude 6.1 earthquake was recorded Sunday morning northwest of Calatagan, Batangas, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The tremor, which was tectonic in origin, struck at 5:50 a.m., with a depth of 122 kilometers.

It was felt in the following areas:

  • Intensity IV in Calatagan, Batangas
  • Intensity III in Quezon City; Pasay City; Pasig City; Tagaytay City; Mendez, Amadeo and Alfonso in Cavite; and Obando, Bulacan
  • Intensity II in Abucay, Bataan; Gapan City, Nueva Ecija; Castillejos, Zambales; Mandaluyong City; Manila City; Makati City; and Tanay, Rizal

The following instrumental intensities were also reported:

  • Intensity IV in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
  • Intensity III in Plaridel, San Ildefonso and Malolos City, Bulacan; Guagua, Pampanga; Tagaytay City; Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro; Batangas City; Olongapo City, Zambales; Gumaca, Quezon
  • Intensity II in Talisay, Batangas; Mauban and Dolores, Quezon ; Roxas and San Jose, Occidental Mindoro; Muntinlupa City; Gapan City; Nueva Ecija; Pandi and Marilao, Bulacan; Mulanay, Quezon; Las Piñas City; Marikina City; Malabon City; Cabanatuan City
  • Intensity I in Los Baños, Laguna; Iba, Zambales; Pasig City; Quezon City; Tayabas, Polillo, Lopez, San Francisco and Lucban, Quezon; Baler, Aurora

Damage and aftershocks are expected, Phivolcs said.

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