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Batangas placed under state of calamity after quake
A magnitude-5.5 earthquake was felt in Batangas on Tuesday night. Google Maps
MANILA, Philippines — Gov. Hermilando Mandanas on Wednesday morning placed Batangas province under state of calamity following a magnitude-5.5 earthquake Tuesday evening.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said that the earthquake hit at 8:58 p.m. on Tuesday.
The exact location of the quake, which was tectonic in origin, was at 13.71°N, 120.83°E - 007 km N 37° West of Tingloy, Batangas.
The jolt was also felt at Intensity VI in Batangas City; Intensity V in Malvar and Calatagan, Batangas. Intensity IV was felt in Makati City, Obando in Bulacan, Silang, Noveleta, Imus and Indang in Cavite, Calamba in Laguna, Sta. Ana in Manila, Valenzuela City, Tagaytay City and Cuenca in Batangas.
The latest aftershock was recorded at 9:07 a.m. on Wednesday, located 13.65°N, 121.73°E - 025 km N 28° W of Boac , Marinduque.
Phivolcs said that no more aftershocks are expected after the magnitude-2 earthquake Wednesday morning.
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Classes have been suspended in Batangas and Laguna after the earthquake Tuesday night.