Earthquake today: Magnitude 5.0 tremor hits Calaca, Batangas

MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck near Calaca, Batangas on Friday the 13th, October 2023, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Phivolcs said it traced the epicenter of the earthquake 5 kilometers southwest of Calaca in Batangas. It had a depth of 14 kilometers.

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake hits Calaca, Batangas on Friday the 13th
Magnitude 5.0 earthquake hits Calaca, Batangas on Friday the 13th. Photo courtesy of Phivolcs

The earthquake, recorded at 08:24 AM, was of tectonic origin.

Some parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces like Bulacan, Cavite and Laguna, Quezon, Rizal, Mindoro and Marinduque also experienced tremors.

Phivolcs added that damage and aftershocks may be expected.

The following earthquake intensities were registered in these areas:

Instrumental Intensities:

Intensity V - Lemery, BATANGAS

Intensity IV - Cuenca, Bauan, Sta. Teresita, and San Luis, BATANGAS; Tagaytay City, CAVITE; Muntinlupa City, METRO MANILA

Intensity III - Laurel, and Batangas City, BATANGAS; Tagaytay City, CAVITE; Dolores, QUEZON

Intensity II - Talisay, and Rosario, BATANGAS; Magallanes, CAVITE; Boac, MARINDUQUE; City of Las Pinas, and City of Pasay, METRO MANILA; Puerto Galera, ORIENTAL MINDORO; Mauban, Polillo, and Gumaca, QUEZON; Taytay, and Antipolo, RIZAL

Intensity I - Dinalupihan, BATAAN; Malvar, BATANGAS; Malolos City, and Guiguinto, BULACAN; Ternate, CAVITE; San Pablo, LAGUNA; Malabon City, Pateros, City of San Juan, and City of Paranaque, METRO MANILA; Abra De Ilog, and Mamburao, OCCIDENTAL MINDORO; Lucban, Lucena City, and Alabat, QUEZON; Tanay, RIZAL

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