A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit offshore Batangas on Sunday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said.
The quake occurred at 5:50 a.m. and had its epicenter 18 kilometers off the coast of Calatagan, Batangas.
It had a depth of 122 km and was tectonic in origin.
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Earthquake Information No.2
Date and Time: 22 May 2022 - 05:50 AM
Magnitude = 6.1
Depth = 122 km
Location = 13.93°N, 120.50°E - 018 km N 54° W of Calatagan (Batangas)https://t.co/j8DYaGveRy pic.twitter.com/mM3ORbz506
The quake was felt as follows:
- Intensity IV: Calatagan, Batangas
- Intensity III: Quezon City; Pasay City; Pasig City; Tagaytay City; Mendez, Amadeo and Alfonso, Cavite; Obando, Bulacan
- Intensity II: Abucay, Bataan; Gapan City, Nueva Ecija; Castillejos, Zambales; Mandaluyong City; Manila City; Makati City; Tanay, Rizal
"Hindi ganoon kalakasan ang naramdaman na lindol dahil ito ay malalim," PHIVOLCS Officer-in-Charge and Science Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr. said in an interview on Super Radyo dzBB.
PHIVOLCS said damage and aftershocks may be expected.
No tsunami however is expected, according to Ishmael Narag, officer-in-charge of the Earthquake and Tsunami Monitoring division of PHIVOLCS, in an interview on Super Radyo dzBB.
Asked what may have caused the earthquake Narag said it was the Eurasian Plate sliding against the Manila Trench.
"'Yung Eurasian Plate, bumubunggo sa Pilipinas, duma-dive pailalim sa Manila Trench," he said.
So far, no damage and casualties have been reported yet, according to Office of Civil Defense Region 4B information officer Georgina Opinion.
"Wala pa kaming natanggap na ulat ng damages at casualties matapos ang lindol," she said in an interview on Super Radyo dzBB.
The OCD is coordinating with local government units to determine any effect of the earthquake, Opinion added.
"Patuloy ang ating pagmo-monitor. Fortunately, wala naman kaming reported damages na natanggap," according to Ronald Torres of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office in Calatagan in an interview on Super Radyo dzBB.
Meanwhile, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office in Bulacan is checking with LGUs regarding possible damage.
"Nag-iikot ang ating mga LGU sa mga barangay... Sana walang naging malaking damage sa Mimaropa," Liz Mungcal of PDRRMO Bulacan said in an interview on Super Radyo dzBB. —KG, GMA News