5.4-Magnitude Quake Rattles Occidental Mindoro In Philippines

MANILA, Oct 17 (NNN-PNA) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4, shook Occidental Mindoro province, south of Manila, early this morning, the Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Phivolcs), said.

The institute said, the quake, which struck at 4:06 a.m. local time, hit at a depth of 33 kilometres, about 23 kilometres south-west off Looc town.

The tremor was also felt in the capital city of Manila.

The institute said, the quake, which was tectonic in origin, will trigger aftershocks but will not cause much damage.

The Philippines has frequent seismic activity, due to its location along the Pacific “Ring of Fire.”– NNN-PNA