phivolcs earthquake

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Batangas on Saturday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Phivolcs said it traced the epicenter of the earthquake 16 kilometers southwest of Calatagan, Batangas. It had a depth of 116 kilometers.

The earthquake, recorded at 4:49 a.m., was of tectonic origin, according to Phivolcs.

Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum Jr. added that due to the earthquake’s depth, there is no threat of a tsunami or tidal wave.

Some parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces like Laguna, Bulacan and Rizal also experienced tremors.

Subsequently, another earthquake hit the same area of Batangas at 4:57 a.m., and its magnitude was recorded at 5.1 with a depth of 107 kilometers.

Phivolcs added that while no damage is expected, there may be aftershocks.

The following earthquake intensities were  registered in these areas:

Intensity V: Calapan City & Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro; Sablayan and Magsaysay, Occidental Mindoro; Tagaytay City, Carmona & Dasmariñas City, Cavite

Intensity IV:  Quezon City, Marikina City, City of Manila, Makati City, Taguig City, Valenzuela City, Pasay City, Tagaytay City, Cavite; Batangas City & Talisay City, Batangas; San Mateo, Rizal

Intensity III: Pasig City and San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan;

Instrumental Intensity V: Calapan City & Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

Instrumental Intensity IV: Batangas City, Batangas; Carmona, Cavite; Calumpit & Plaridel, Bulacan

Instrumental Intensity III:  Quezon City, Marikina City, Pasig City, Las Piñas City, Muntinlupa City, Malabon City, Navotas City, San Ildefonso, Pandi, Malolos, San Rafael, and Marilao, Bulacan

Instrumental Intensity II : San Juan City; Dagupan City; Polillo, Quezon

Instrumental Intensity I: Guinayangan, Quezon; Magalang, Pampanga; Iriga and Sipocot, Camarines Sur; Daet, Camarines Norte; Palayan City, Nueva Ecija; Iloilo City; Kalibo, Aklan; San Jose City, Antique; Bago City, Negros Occidental