Earthquake in the Philippines, March 21, 2011: Earthquake of 5.7 magnitude felt today in Manila

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit Mindoro, Philippines today, March 21, 2011, just less than an hour after a 5.8 quake was experienced in Afghanistan, according to the latest earthquake report from the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) Renato Solidum confirmed that on TV Patrol earlier and according to him, it was a 5.7 magnitude earthquake that happened at 6:37 PM, with epicenter 12-km. northeast of Lubang Island in Mindoro.

He also said that the quake was caused by the movement of the Manila Trench in the South China Sea.

Intensity 4 was posted for:
Talisay City, Batangas
Tagaytay City
Marikina City
City of Manila

Intensity 3:
San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
Lubang Island
Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
Quezon City
Makati City
Malabon City
Taguig City
Alabang, Muntinlupa
Bacoor, Cavite
Abra De Ilog

Intensity 2:
Plaridel, Bulacan
Baguio City
Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija
Lucban, Quezon

No damages were reported.

This is already the 3rd consecutive day that an earthquake with at least 4.5 magnitude was felt in the Philippines.

According to PHIVOLCS report, a 4.5 magnitude earthquake was felt in Davao Oriental last March 19 and a 6.1 magnitude quake hit Laoag City on March 20.

Let's just keep on praying guys for everyone's safety. Be alert and be prepared all the time.

[LATEST UPDATE: 3 hours after the above-mentioned 5.7 magnitude earthquake in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, another quake has just shaken CamSur in the Bicol Region. According to PHIVOLCS, it was a 4.7 magnitude earthquake at 9:29PM with epicenter at Pili, Camarines Sur. Intensity 4 was reported for Naga City and Pili, CamSur.]

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4 Comment(s):

  1. i hope we will all be spared of the great big one...

  2. Kev R. HildebrandtMarch 22, 2011 at 6:35 PM

    My fiancee' lives in Tondo, part of Manila City area, I pray they will all be safe and that she will be home to me soon. Manila immigration dragging their butts to get her home, been 4 years in the making

  3. Could it be just the effect of the Japan Earthquake?it affects the nearby fault line and trenches.

  4. prayers is the most effective tool we can do right now