5.2 magnitude earthquake rocks Tingloy, Batangas

5.2 magnitude earthquake rocks Tingloy, Batangas

- The Philippines is one of the countries located in the Ring of Fire, which makes it prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions

- Three earthquakes jolted the country today, with Tingloy Island, Batangas having the highest magnitude with 5.2

- A 4.6 magnitude earthquake happened in Occidental Mindoro earlier today, followed by 4.4 magnitude one in Agusan del Sur

Aside from thunderstorms, the country is also prone to frequent earthquakes. This Wednesday afternoon, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake jolted Tingloy Island in Batangas.

According to the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) monitoring services, the earthquake happened around 1:36 p.m and had a depth of 13 kilometers.

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The star indicates the location of the 5.2 magnitude earthquake.

As of press time, there have been no reports of any casualties yet.

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The island, whose neighbor is famed vacation spot Puerto Galera, is not the only place where an earthquake made its presence felt as another one with a 4.6 magnitude rocked Occidental Mindoro and parts of Manila earlier today.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) was able to pinpoint the location of the earthquake in Mindoro in Abra de Ilog, a second-class municipality with a population of at least 30,000

The earthquake happened at 9:36 a.m. and a succeeding shaking transpired almost two hours later at La Paz, Agusan del Sur with a magnitude of 4.4.

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The parts of Manila that were affected with the quake are in Malate, Sampaloc, and Pasay.

The 4.6 magnitude earthquake did not have aftershocks and like with the incident in Tingloy Island, there are no reports of any damages.

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The red dot indicates the location of the 4.6 magnitude earthquake.

Earthquakes between the magnitudes of 2.5 to 5.4 are usually felt but leaves to little or no damage at all. Since the Philippines is located in the Ring of Fire, we should be alert of all instances of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

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