6.3-magnitude quake jolts Batangas


Posted at Aug 11 2017 01:57 PM | Updated as of Aug 11 2017 03:43 PM

MANILA (3RD UPDATE) - A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck southwest of Nasugbu, Batangas at 1:28 p.m. Friday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Aftershocks are expected following the temblor, Phivolcs said.

The quake hit 18 kilometers off Nasugbu, Batangas at a depth of 177 kilometers.

The quake was felt in parts of Metro Manila, prompting several offices to evacuate their employees. 

The following intensities were reported in these areas:

Intensity IV - Nasugbu, Calatagan & Balayan, Batangas; Calapan, Sablayan & Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro; Manila; Parañaque City; Pasig City; Taguig City; Pasay City; Rosario, Maragondon, Noveleta & Dasmariñas, Cavite; Floridablanca, Pampanga; Olongapo City; Subic and Iba, Zambales

Intensity III - Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro; San Jose, Occidental Mindoro; Tagaytay City; Canlubang, Laguna; Indang & Alfonso Cavite; Bocaue, Malolos, Obando and Balagtas, Bulacan; Dagupan City; Dau, Pampanga; Lingayen, Pangasinan; Bagac, Bataan; Baguio City; Pateros; Quezon City; Makati City; San Juan City; Marikina City; Cainta and San Mateo, Rizal

Intensity II - Sta. Rosa, Laguna; Gasan, Marinduque; Magalang & Sto. Tomas, Pampanga; Tanauan City, Batangas

Intensity I - Talisay, Batangas; Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija; Meycauayan, Bulacan; Atok, Benguet


Intensity III - Quezon City; Calumpit, San Ildefonso, Bulacan; Tagaytay City

Intensity II- Lucban, Quezon

Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum said the quake was "not that strong" and is not expected to trigger the movement of other faults.

"We mostly don't expect that this will trigger movements of other faults. Independently, however, the faults around Luzon can move, like the West Valley Fault," he said in an interview with ANC.