5.1 quake jolts Mindoro, Metro Manila

MANILA, Philippines–A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck off Looc in Occidental Mindoro at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

The quake hit 18 kilometers southeast of Looc at a depth of 22 kilometers.

It was felt at Intensity IV in Looc; Intensity III in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro and in Quezon City, Manila and Muntinlupa City; at Intensity I in Lucban, Quezon.

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

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