MANILA, Philippines — A 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck Victoria in the eastern province of Mindoro on Monday evening.
According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the earthquake occurred at 7:02 p.m. It was of tectonic origin and had a depth of 4 kilometers.
According to the agency’s earthquake information, the tremors were felt at intensity III in Victoria, Oriental Mindoro.
Intensity II was also felt in Abra De Ilog and Calintaan in Western Mindoro and in Bansud, Calapan town, Naujan and San Teodoro in Eastern Mindoro.
Intensity I was felt in Baco, Puerto Galera and Socorro in Oriental Mindoro.
Phivolcs further indicated the following instrumental intensities:
Intensity III — Victoria, Oriental Mindoro
Intensity II — Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Intensity I — Boac, Marinduque and Abra De Ilog, Western Mindoro
Reported intensities were based on shaking experienced by people, while instrumental intensities were based on ground motion detected by an accelerometer.
Phivolcs scientific research assistant Roschele Ablan said that while damage from the earthquake is expected, none has been reported at the time of writing.
The agency also said it does not expect aftershocks.
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