Earthquake Information No. 1:— PHIVOLCS-DOST (@phivolcs_dost) October 19, 2015
Date and Time: 19 Oct 2015 09:50 PM
Magnitude = 5.4
Depth = 101 kilometers
Metro Manila and some parts of Southern Tagalog has been hit by a 5.4 magnitude earthquake accordint to seismologists. The offshore quake, with a shallow depth of three kilometers, centered seven kilometers northwest of Tingloy, Batangas.
The earthquake was detected at 8:58 p.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. The tremor was felt at Intensity IV in Makati City and in Obando, Bulacan. Intensity III was felt in Mandaluyong City, Quezon City, Sta. Ana, Manila, in Lucena City in Quezon province and the Cavite towns of General Trias and Dasmariñas.
Intensity II was felt in Pasig City and Talisay, Batangas. The Philippines sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where continental plates collide causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.