DISASTERS

EARTHQUAKE UPDATE: Magnitude 6.6 tremor rocks Batangas

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck some 16 km southwest of Calatagan, Batangas on Saturday morning, July 24.

The earthquake, which struck at around 4:49 am, was tectonic in origin with a depth of 116 kilometers, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Besides Batangas, the earthquake was also felt in Metro Manila and other parts of the National Capital Region.

At around 4:57 am, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake, also struck the same general area at a depth of 107 kilometers.

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