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Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 jolts Philippines

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 jolted Occidental Mindoro province of Philippines today early morning. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) informed that the quake took place around 4:06 AM (Local Time) at 21 km northeast of Looc town.

“Tectonic activities were reported from Calatagan, Batangas; and Tagaytay City, Cavite (Intensity 4) and Carmona, Cavite; Marilao, Bulacan; and Talisay, Batangas (Intensity 3),” reported The Manila Times.

Intensity 2 tremors were also felt in the towns of Plaridel, Malolos and San Rafael in Bulacan; Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro; Bacoor City; Marikina City, Quezon City, Muntinlupa City, and Las Pinas City.

Phivolcs chief Renato Solidum told The Manila Times that the quake had a depth of 12 km and was tectonic in origin. 

He informed that damage is not expected but aftershocks are possible and there was no threat of a tsunami. 

(With agency inputs)

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