MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit the town of Paluan in Occidental Mindoro at 5:12 in the afternoon on Monday (December 13).
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the tremor was tectonic in origin with a depth of 104 kilometers.
Reported intensities were as follows:
Intensity IV- Calatagan, Batangas; Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro;
Intensity III – Batangas City, Lemery, Malvar and Bauan, Batangas; Tagaytay City and Amadeo, Cavite; Quezon City; City of Manila and Pasay City
Intensity II- Taguig City; Mandaluyong City; Makati City; Caloocan City; Malabon City; Tanay, Rizal; San Felipe, Zambales
Instrumental Intensities, on the other hand, reported the following:
Intensity IV – Calatagan, Batangas; Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
Intensity III – Tagaytay City, Cavite; Plaridel, Bulacan; Batangas City; San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
Intensity II – San Ildefonso, Calumpit, and San Rafael, Bulacan; Carmona, Cavite; Muntinlupa City; Olongapo City; Malolos City, Bulacan; Dolores, Quezon; Talisay, Batangas
Intensity I – Pasig City; Quezon City; Las Piñas City; Malabon City; Marikina City; Guagua, Pampanga; Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija; Mulanay and Mauban, Quezon; Pandi and Marilao, Bulacan
Phivolcs said that there was no notable damage from the quake but aftershocks are likely to take place.