earthquake

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Occidental Mindoro on Monday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The epicenter of the earthquake was traced 23 kilometers east of Looc, Occidental Mindoro. It had a depth of 74 kilometers.

The earthquake, recorded at 1:12 a.m., was of tectonic origin, according to Phivolcs.

The following earthquake intensities were registered in these areas:

Intensity V: Tagaytay City; Amadeo, Cavite

Intensity IV:  Malolos City and Obando, Bulacan; Manila, Marikina City; San Mateo, Rizal; Las Piñas City; General Trias and Tanza, Cavite; and San Juan City

Intensity III: Quezon City, Pasig City, Makati City, Antipolo City, Valenzuela City

Intensity II: Palayan City, Nueva Ecija

Instrumental Intensity V: Tagaytay City

Instrumental Intensity I: Palayan City, Nueva Ecija

Damage and aftershocks are to be expected, said Phivolcs

/MUF

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