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Very Strong Quake Hits Batangas

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), the quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of focus of three kilometers.

Although at least 34 aftershocks recorded, there were no accounts of reported injuries.

Moreover, Director of Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Renato Solidum Jr assured the public that there was no imminent tsunami threat in Batangas.

“Ang paulit-ulit kong sinasabi, we must be prepared for a stronger one,”

Solidium added.

While Batangas City felt the strongest quake at Intensity 6, it was also reported in other intensities:

  • Intensity 5 – Malvar and Calatagan, Batangas
  • Intensity 4 – Makati City; Obando, Bulacan; Silang, Noveleta, Imus, and Indang, Cavite; Calamba, Laguna; Sta. Ana, Manila; Valenzuela City; Tagaytay City; Cuenca, Batangas
  • Intensity 3 – Mandaluyong City; Quezon City; Gen. Trias, and Dasmariñas, Cavite; Pasay City; Lucena City; Sta. Rosa, Laguna
  • Intensity 2 – Talisay, Batangas; Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro; Pasig City; Meycauayan, Bulacan

In Phivolcs’ Earthquake Intensity Scale, the Intensity 6 tremor classifies as “very strong”.

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