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Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake Strikes Off Mindoro, Felt in Metro Manila

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May 12, 2021
FILE PHOTO: People in Metro Manila participate in an earthquake drill
Photo/s: Jerome Ascano

(UPDATE) A Magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck off Occidental Mindoro on Wednesday, jolting parts of Southern Luzon, including Metro Manila, Phivolcs said.

Twitter was buzzing with users checking up on each other as soon as the quake struck around 9:09 a.m.

The earthquake struck northeast of Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro with a depth of 110 kilometers. Aftershocks were expected, Phivolcs said.

Here are the recorded intensities by Phivolcs:

Intensity V- Strong: Generally felt by most people outdoors and indoors

  • Lubang, Occidental Mindoro
  • Calamba City
  • Calatagan, Batangas
  • Calaca, Batangas

Intensity IV- Moderately Strong: Felt generally by people indoors and by some people outdoors

  • Malvar, Batangas
  • Lemery, Batangas
  • Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
  • Mendez, Cavite
  • Limay, Bataan
  • Tagaytay City
  • Manila City

Intensity III-Weak: Felt by many people indoors especially on upper floors of buildings

  • Agoncillo, Batangas
  • Cuenca, Batangas
  • Lipa City, Batangas
  • Talisay, Batangas
  • General Trias City, Cavite
  • Dasmarinas, Cavite
  • Calamba, Laguna
  • Makati City
  • Muntinlupa City
  • Mandaluyong City
  • Pasay City
  • Pasig City
  • Quezon City
  • San Pedro, Laguna
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Intensity II- Slightly Felt: - Felt by few individuals at rest indoors. Hanging objects swing slightly

  • Caloocan City
  • Marikina City
  • Olongapo City, Zambales
  • Cavite City
  • Sta. Cruz, Laguna
  • Taysan, Batangas
  • Batangas City
  • Lucena City
  • Binangonan, Rizal
  • Dolores, Quezon
  • Mulanay, Quezon

Intensity I- Scarcely Perceptible: Perceptible to people under favorable circumstances

  • San Mateo, Rizal
  • San Francisco, Quezon


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