Two strong earthquakes in Batangas with magnitude 6.6 and 5.1 with a tectonic origin were recorded 23 kilometers (km) southwest of Calatagan, Batangas at 4:48 a.m. and 4:57 a.m., respectively on July 24, 2021, Philippine time, the earthquake bulletin of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) posted. The stronger quake has a depth of focus of 123 km and aftershocks are expected, said Phivolcs on its earthquake information bulletin website.
Earthquakes in Batangas
A short-period surface wave magnitude (Mblg) 5.1 with a tectonic origin, 107 km depth, 12 km southwest of Calatagan, Batangas, followed shortly at 4:57 a.m.
An intensity 5 was posted in Calapan City and Puerto Galera, Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, Tagaytay City, Carmona, and Dasmariñas, Cavite.
Meanwhile, an intensity 4 was recorded in Quezon City, Marikina, Manila, Makati, Taguig, Valenzuela, and Pasay, including Tagaytay City, Cavite; Batangas City and Talisay City, Batangas; and San Mateo, Rizal.
Despite jolts in Metro Manila, these two earthquakes in Batangas raise no tsunami warning according to Phivolcs. RQJ
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