3.1 quake hits off Looc

A magnitude 3.1 earthquake struck off the coast of Occidental Mindoro on Monday, May 8 at 9:07 a.m.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported that the quake had a depth of focus of 5 kilometers and was tectonic in origin.

The epicenter was located 35 kilometers southwest of Looc. No damage is expected from the earthquake and there are no reported aftershocks.

The Philippines sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, a region where continental plates often collide causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

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