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M5.4 earthquake shakes Occidental Mindoro, also felt in Metro Manila

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A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck Occidental Mindoro at 3.18 a.m. on Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said.

According to PHIVOLCS, it was a magnitude 5.4 undersea earthquake, at a depth of 76 kilometers.

The epicenter of the quake was northeast of Luban, Occidental Mindoro.

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PHIVOLCS initially measured the quake at M5.5 before downgrading to M5.4.

The PHIVOLCS said that Intensity IV was recorded in Makati City; Manila; Paranaque. While Intensity III was felt in Malabon; Mandaluyong; Pasay; Quezon City; Tagaytay; Cavite; Calapan; Puerto Galera; Lipa City, Batangas.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) meanwhile recorded the earthquake at M5.3.

Aftershocks are expected, PHIVOLCS stated.

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