EARTHQUAKE: 5.2 Magnitude Quake Recorded in Batangas

EARTHQUAKE: 5.2 Magnitude Quake Recorded in Batangas


Sandy Ghaz


October 8, 2021



Batangas Hit by Earthquake with 5.2 Magnitude

EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 5,2 magnitude quake in Batangas, October 8, 2021.

Most of the time, quakes hit with no prior signs. Recently, several places in and out of the Philippines were shaken by quakes of different magnitudes.

One of the strong quakes recorded by Phivolcs is the

7.1 magnitude quake in Davao Oriental

. There were expected aftershocks due to the said quake and a

tsunami advisory was released


Previously, in April 22, Phivolcs recorded a quake in a part of Zambales. It had a magnitude of 6.1. Strong shaking was felt leaving people fearing about the so-called “

Big One

“. But the agency advises the people to wait for factual information and not to panic.


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Recently, a quake has hit a part of Batangas, October 8, 2021. At 02:14 a.m., Calatagan was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2.


According to Phivolcs, the quake that hit a part of Batangas was located at 13.94°North, 120.49°East – 019 km North 53° West of Calatagan with a depth of origin of 131 kilometers.


stated in its bulletin that no damage is expected of the said quake and as well as aftershocks. The following intensities were recorded of the said quake:

  • Intensity II

    • Calatagan, Batangas

Instrumental Intensities:

  • Intensity II

    • Calapan City
    • Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
    • Makati City
    • Olongapo Cit


  • Intensity I

    • Batangas City
    • Calatagan, Batangas
    • Tagaytay City, Cavite
    • Plaridel, Bulacan
    • Marikina City

Keep safe everyone. Rest assured we will keep you posted for official updates from Phivolcs and other weather agencies.

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