Magnitude 4.1 quake hits Oriental Mindoro

Posted at 02/05/14 2:48 PM

Earthquake information map on the 4.1-magnitude quake that hit Oriental Mindoro on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Image courtesy of Phivolcs.

MANILA (UPDATE) – A magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit Oriental Mindoro on Wednesday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Phivolcs said the quake occurred at 11:41 a.m. and its epicenter was located 23 kilometers northeast of Naujan, Oriental Mindoro.

The quake struck at a depth of 19 kilometers and was tectonic in origin.

Intensity IV (moderately strong) was felt in Gasan, Marinduque; Intensity III (weak) in Lipa, Batangas; and Intensity II (slightly felt) in Batangas City; San Pablo, Laguna; and Lucban, Quezon.

Phivolcs said Intensity IV is "felt generally by people indoors and by some people outdoors. Light sleepers are awakened. Vibration is felt like a passing of heavy truck.

"Hanging objects swing considerably. Dinner, plates, glasses, windows and doors rattle. Floors and walls of wood framed buildings creak. Standing motor cars may rock slightly. Liquids in containers are slightly disturbed. Waters in containers oscillate strongly. Rumbling sound may sometimes be heard."

Phivolcs said aftershocks and damage are not expected from the quake.