A MAGNITUDE 5.7 earthquake struck Looc, Occidental Mindoro at around 1 a.m. Monday, with the tremor felt in parts of Luzon, including cities in the capital region Metro Manila.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded the earthquake’s depth at 64 kilometers.
Phivolcs said aftershocks were expected and more than 20 were recorded as of Monday morning with the strongest magnitude at 4.5.
Intensity 4 was felt in most of Metro Manila and parts of the provinces of Oriental Mindoro, Batangas, Cavite, Bulacan, and Rizal.
Lower intensities were felt in parts of Laguna, Pampanga, and Nueva Ecija.
No casualties or major damage were reported as of Monday early afternoon. — MSJ