Magnitude 5.1 quake hits Oriental Mindoro
Magnitude 5.1 quake hits Oriental Mindoro
Magnitude 5.1 quake hits Oriental Mindoro
by Christhel Cuazon24 August 2023
Photo courtesy: PHIVOLCS

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit Bansud town in Oriental Mindoro early Thursday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).

The state seismologist earlier reported the quake at a magnitude 5.3.

In its latest bulletin, the quake, which was tectonic in origin, had an epicenter of 12 kilometers northwest of Bansud, Oriental Mindoro. The tremor was recorded at 1:38 AM and has a depth of focus of 1 kilometer.

Intensity V was felt in Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro, while Intensity IV was detected in the towns of Bansud and Gloria.


The seismology agency also recorded the following instrumental intensities.

  • Intensity IV- Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro
  • Intensity III - City of Calapan, and Roxas, Oriental Mindoro
  • Intensity II - Boac, Marinduque; Victoria, Oriental Mindoro; Gumaca, Quezon
  • Intensity I - Lemery, San Luis and Batangas City, BATANGAS; Abra De Ilog and San Jose, Occidental Mindoro; Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro; Mauban, Quezon

Damage and aftershocks are expected after the earthquake, according to PHIVOLCS.

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