Magnitude-4.9 quake jolts Calatagan, Batangas


Posted at Sep 23 2017 11:54 PM

MANILA - A magnitude-4.9 earthquake jolted Calaragan, Batangas at around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Phivolcs located the epicenter of the quake at 17 kilometers west of the town of Calatagan.

The quake, which was tectonic in origin, had a depth of 157 kilometers, according to Phivolcs.

Intensity III was felt in Paluan town, Occidental Mindoro and Morong, Bataan while Intensity II was felt in Calatagan, Batangas; Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro; and Calapan, Oriental Mindoro.

The tremor is not expected to trigger aftershocks nor damage.