5.1 magnitude quake rocks Nueva Viscaya

By RJ Javier
The Mindoro Post

MANILA–A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook Nueva Viscaya at 8:24 a.m. Monday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

The US Geological Survey put the magnitude at 4.7.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury from the tectonic quake that struck at a shallow depth of 31 kilometers.

The inland tremor was located six kilometers southwest of Bayombong and was followed by a 4.1 magnitude aftershock at 10 a.m.

It was felt at Intensity 4 in Bayombong and Solano towns of Nueva Viscaya.

At 1:35 a.m. Monday, a 3.8 magnitude earthquake struck off Burias Island in Masbate. It was followed by a 3.4 magnitude aftershock an hour later.

The Philippines sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where continental plates collide causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

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