PHIVOLS: Magnitude 5.5 earthquake rocks parts of Calabarzon and NCR

Phivolcs has recorded more than a dozen aftershocks following magnitude 5.5 quake that rocked Batangas province and other nearby provinces Tuesday night.1 min


Manila, Philippines — Several parts of Luzon region has experienced earthquake around 9 P.M. on Tuesday, April 4. According to a report, a magnitude 5.5 earthquake rocked up Batangas on Tuesday night, April 4, per the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLS) stated.

The epicenter of the earthquake, which struck at around 8:58 P.M., was located in Tingloy, Batangas, at a depth of 5 kilometers.

In an earlier bulletin report issued by the Phivolcs several minutes after the quake, the agency measured the quake at magnitude 5.4. The US Geological Survey, meanwhile, measured it at magnitude 5.2.

The earthquake was felt in a numerous parts of National Capital Region (NCR) and nearby provinces.

PHIVOLS: Magnitude 5.5 earthquake rocks parts of Calabarzon and NCR
Intensity V was felt in Malvar and Calatagan in Batangas, while Intensity IV was felt in Makati City; Obando, Bulacan; Imus, Cavite; Indang, Cavite; Calamba, Laguna; Sta. Ana, Manila; Valenzuela City; and Tagaytay City.

The magnitude 5.5 earthquake was also felt in part of Metro Manila including Mandaluyong City, Quezon City and Pasay City as well as parts of South Luzon including Lucena City, and General Trias and Dasmariñas in Cavite at Intensity III.

Intensity II was felt in Talisay, Batangas; and Abra De Ilog, Occidental Mindoro. The Phivolcs reported no damage resulting from the said earthquake, but said in its bulletin that aftershocks were expected. A series of aftershocks has been recorded several hours after the initial quake.

“The event parameters (hypocenter, time and magnitude) are determined using incoming data from the Philippine National Seismic Network,” PHILVOCS said in its Earthquake Bulletin.

PHILVOCS is a Philippine national institution dedicated to provide information on the activities of volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis, as well as other specialized information and services primarily for the protection of life and property and in support of economic, productivity, and sustainable development. It is one of the service agencies of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). —

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