Magnitude 5.8 earthquake rocks Occidental Mindoro

Marje Pelayo   •   May 12, 2021   •   618

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.8 earthquake rocked Occidental Mindoro at around 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday (May 12).

According to the report from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the center of the quake was located at Abra de Ilog.

It was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 110 kilometers.

The agency recorded the following instrumental intensities as a result of the earthquake:

Intensity V – Calatagan, Batangas

Intensity IV – Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

Intensity III – Carmona, Tagaytay City, Cavite; Muntinlupa, Metro Manila; San Jose, Occidental Mindoro; Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro

Intensity II – Calumpit, Marilao, Plaridel, Bulacan; Las Piñas, Malabon, Marikina, Pasig, Quezon City, Metro Manila; Dolores, Gumaca, Mulanay, Quezon Province;
Olongapo City, Zambales

Intensity I – San Jose City, Nueva Ecija; Guagua, Pampanga; Infanta, Lopez, Polillo, Quezon Province

Magnitude 5.7 quake strikes Looc, Occidental Mindoro

Maris Federez   •   September 27, 2021

 

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit the town of Looc, Occidental Mindoro on Monday at 1:12 in the morning.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake was tectonic in origin, which means there was a movement in the Earth’s crust, and that it had a depth of 74 kilometers.

The tremor recorded Intensity V in Tagaytay City and Amadeo in Cavite.

Intensity IV was felt in Malolos City and Obando in Bulacan; San Mateo, Rizal; General Trias and Tanza in Cavite; City of Manila, Marikina City, San Juan City, and Las Pinas City in Metro Manila.

Intensity III was recorded in City of Antipolo in Rizal; Quezon City, Pasig City, Makati City, and Valenzuela City.

Intensity II, on the other hand, was felt in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija.

NDRRMC suspends nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill due to ‘Jolina’, ‘Kiko’

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) suspended the Third Quarter Online Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill due to Typhoon Kiko and Tropical Storm Jolina.

The online nationwide earthquake drill was scheduled for Thursday (September 9). However, due to bad weather, the agency said it will move the online drill to a later date.

During the drill an alert button will be pressed signaling the public to duck, cover and hold in their homes and offices. With the online setup, the NDRRMC aims to reach more individuals to participate in the drill.

 

Magnitude 5 quake hits Zamboanga Sibugay

Maris Federez   •   August 25, 2021

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported that a 5.0-magnitude earthquake hit Zamboanga Sibugay on Wednesday evening, (Aug. 25).

Phivolcs said the epicenter of the earthquake was traced at 9 kilometers (km) southeast of Olutanga, Zamboanga Sibugay at around 8:03 p.m.

Intensity V was felt in Mabuhay, Zamboanga Sibugay, while Intensity IV was experienced in Zamboanga City; Margosatubig, Zamboanga del Sur; Isabela City, Basilan; and Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay.

Phivolcs recorded Intensity III in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur; and Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte, and Intensity II in Dipolog City, Polanco and Manukan, Zamboanga del Norte; and Molave, Zamboanga del Sur.

According to Phivolcs, the earthquake was tectonic in origin, which means there was a movement of an active fault near the area.

The agency said aftershocks are likely to occur.

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