5.4 quake hits northern Mindoro, other parts of Luzon

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A 5.4 magnitude quake struck 19 kilometers northeast of Looc on Lubang Island in Occidental Mindoro at 9:50 p.m. on October 19 and was felt in a large area of Luzon, including in seven cities of Metro Manila.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury from the offshore quake that occurred at a depth of 100 kilometers.

It was felt at Intensity V in the neighboring city of Batangas, Intensity IV in Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro, Tagaytay City, and in the Metro Manila cities of Mandaluyong, Makati, Pasay, Parañaque and Muntinlupa.

Intensity III hit Clark in Pampanga, General Trias and Bacoor in Cavite, Malolos and Obando in Bulacan, Agoncillo and Talisay in Batangas, Quezon City and Taguig City.

Intensity II was felt in Pateros in Manila, Antipolo City and 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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