Magnitude 5.5 earthquake rocks Occidental Mindoro

Robie de Guzman
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MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolted parts of Occidental Mindoro on Saturday (May 4), the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

In its earthquake bulletin, Phivolcs said the tremor struck at 9:05 a.m. 23 kilometers west of Rizal town.

The quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of eight kilometers.

According to Phivolcs, varying intensities were felt in the following areas:

Intensity V – Rizal & San Jose, Occidental Mindoro; Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
Intensity III – Lipa City, Batangas; Malay, Nabas & Ibajay, Aklan; Libertad, Antique; 
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Intensity II – San Nicolas, Batangas; City of Manila

Instrumental Intensities:
Intensity IV – San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
Intensity III – Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
Intensity II – Tagaytay City; Malinao, Aklan; Sebaste & Culasi,Antique; Calatagan, Batangas
Intensity I – Talisay, Batangas; Dolores & Mauban, Quezon; San Jose, Antique

Phivolcs said no damage and aftershocks are expected following the temblor.

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