A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck the province of Occidental Mindoro Wednesday morning, with tremors felt in other parts of Luzon including Metro Manila.

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology or PHIVOLCS, the epicenter of the earthquake is near the town of Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro. It happened 9:09 AM, Philippine time. The agency warned of possible aftershocks, even though no damages are expected to be reported.

Instrumental intensities:

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; Dolores, Gumaca, Mulanay, Quezon; Olongapo City, Zambales; Intensity I -San Jose City, Nueva Ecija; Guagua, Pampanga; Infanta, Lopez, Polillo, Quezon.

May 2021 Luzon earthquake
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro mid-morning of May 12, 2021
(Credits: https://earthquake.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph/2021_Earthquake_Information/May/2021_0512_0109_B1.html)

 

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