Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits Occidental Mindoro; tremor felt in Metro Manila

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported a magnitude 5.8 earthquake that hit Occidental Mindoro, with shaking felt in Metro Manila and nearby areas on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits Occidental Mindoro

The exact time of occurrence was recorded at 9:09 a.m. with epicenter near Abra De Ilog in Occidental Mindoro.

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits Occidental Mindoro; tremor felt in Metro Manila

The earthquake that occurred has a tectonic origin with 110 km depth of focus.

Observed Intensities
  • Intensity V: Lubang, Occidental Mindoro; Calamba City; Calatagan, and Calaca, Batangas
  • Intensity IV: Malvar and Lemery, Batangas; Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro; Mendez, Cavite; Limay, Bataan; Tagaytay City; Manila City
  • Intensity III: Agoncillo, Cuenca, Lipa City and Talisay, Batangas; General Trias City and Dasmarinas, Cavite; Makati City, Muntinlupa City; Mandaluyong, Pasay City, Pasig City and Quezon City, Metro Manila; San Pedro, Laguna
  • Intensity II: Caloocan City and Marikina City, Metro Manila; Olongapo City, Zambales; Cavite City; Sta. Cruz, Laguna; Taysan, Batangas; Batangas City; Lucena City; Binangonan, Rizal; Dolores and Mulanay, Quezon;
  • Intensity I: San Mateo, Rizal; San Francisco, Quezon

Instrumental Intensities
  • Intensity V: Calatagan, Batangas; Lubang, Occidental Mindoro
  • Intensity IV: Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
  • Intensity III: Carmona, Cavite; Tagaytay City; Muntinlupa City; San Jose, Occidental Mindoro; Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro; Quezon City
  • Intensity II: Calumpit, Marilao, Plaridel and Plaridel, Bulacan; Las Piñas City; Malabon City; Mandaluyong City; Marikina City; Pasig City; Dolores and Gumaca, Quezon; Olongapo City, Zambales
  • Intensity I: Baler, Aurora; San Jose City, Nueva Ecija; Guagua, Pampanga; Infanta, Lopez, Lucban and Polillo, Quezon

Phivolcs is not expecting damage from the quake but warned of possible aftershocks.

— The Summit Express

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