Magnitude 5.9 earthquake jolts Luzon areas, epicenter in Lubang, Occidental Mindoro

MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 5.9 earthquake jolted Luzon areas with epicenter in Occidental Mindoro on Tuesday afternoon, December 5, 2023, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake jolts Luzon areas
Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Lubang, Occidental Mindoro on Tuesday afternoon, December 5, 2023. Photo from Phivolcs

Phivolcs said it traced the epicenter of the earthquake 7 kilometers southeast of Lubang, Occidental Mindoro.

It had a depth of 79 kilometers.

The earthquake, recorded at 4:23:55 PM, was of tectonic origin.

Metro Manila and Luzon areas like Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, Quezon and Cavite also experienced tremors.

Phivolcs is not expecting damage from the quake but aftershocks may be expected.

Reported Intensities:


Intensity IV - CITY OF MAKATI; QUEZON CITY; CITY OF TAGUIG; City of Malolos, City of Meycauayan, Obando, and Plaridel, BULACAN; Floridablanca, PAMPANGA; San Jose, BATANGAS; City of Tagaytay, CAVITE;

Intensity III - CITY OF CALOOCAN; CITY OF PASIG; Cuenca,and Talisay, BATANGAS; City of Bacoor, and City of General Trias, CAVITE; Rodriguez, RIZAL; Mamburao, OCCIDENTAL MINDORO

Intensity II - CITY OF MARIKINA; City of San Jose Del Monte, BULACAN; Gabaldon, NUEVA ECIJA; Lucban, QUEZON; San Mateo, RIZAL; Odiongan, ROMBLON

Intensity I - City of San Fernando, PAMPANGA; City of San Pedro, LAGUNA; Mauban, QUEZON

Intrumental Intensities:

Intensity V - Magallanes, and City of Tagaytay, CAVITE; Puerto Galera, ORIENTAL MINDORO

Intensity IV - CITY OF MALABON; Guiguinto, and Pandi, BULACAN; Laurel, Lemery, and San Luis, BATANGAS; City of Calapan, ORIENTAL MINDORO

Intensity III - QUEZON CITY; Batangas City, BATANGAS

Intensity I - Lucban, QUEZON

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