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Magnitude 5.2 quake shakes Mindoro

Rhodina Villanueva - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit Occidental Mindoro on Friday night, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

The epicenter of the quake, which struck at around 10:40 p.m., was located 16 kilometers northwest of Abra de Ilog.

The quake was felt at Intensity 4 in Abra de Ilog and Puerto Galera.

It was felt at Intensity 3 in Looc, Lubang, Mamburao, Sta. Cruz and Sablayan towns in Occidental Mindoro as well as in San Teodoro and Baco in Oriental Mindoro.

The quake was felt at Intensity 2 in Pasig City, Quezon City and Gloria, Socorro, Pola, Naujan, Roxas and Calapan in Oriental Mindoro, and Intensity 1 in Manila, Pasay, Muntinlupa and Tagaytay cities.

Phivolcs said the quake, which had a depth of 113 kilometers, was expected to generate aftershocks.  

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