10 August 2017

Powerful Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Jolts Batangas

Image credit:  Phivolcs.
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck 16 kilometers west of Nasugbu, Batangas at 1:28 in the afternoon of Friday, 11 August 2017. The earthquake was actually more powerful than those that hit off Tingloy Island and Mabini last April.

However, the one today was much deeper at 160 kilometers below the surface, so the intensity of the shaking was likely not felt as badly as the ones earlier in the year.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology in its web site had initially reported today’s quake with a magnitude of 6.1 at 13 kilometers off the town of Lian, but revised its report minutes later.

Still, on social media people were reporting their experiences as far as Cavite, Laguna and Metro Manila. In Makati, there were instances of people evacuating buildings.

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