Magnitude 5.6 quake strikes Batangas

By on April 8, 2017


A quake of tectonic origin rocked Batangas province anew on Saturday. (Photo: Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS-DOST)/Facebook)
A quake of tectonic origin rocked Batangas province anew on Saturday. (Photo: Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS-DOST)/Facebook)

MANILA—A quake of tectonic origin rocked Batangas province anew on Saturday.

Initial data from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) show that at 3:07 p.m., a magnitude 5.6 quake struck 2 km. north, 68 degrees west of Batangas’ Mabini municipality at a depth of 4 km.

Phivolcs is not expecting damages but is anticipating aftershocks from the quake.

The agency will give an update on the quake as soon as information becomes available.