Earthquake at Magnitude 5.7 hits Mindoro, jolts Batangas, Manila

An earthquake has hit the Philippines at 12:42 AM on May 23, 2011 with the epicenter in Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro. It registered at magnitude 5.7, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported early Monday.

May 23 Philippine Earthquake judgment day
The May 23 earthquake quake was strongly felt in Batangas. It likewise shook some parts of the Philippines' capital Metro Manila.

PHIVOLCS reported the following intensities:
  • Intensity IV - Ilijan, Batangas
  • Intensity III - Tagaytay City; Malate, Manila; Pto. Galera; Alabang, Muntinlupa; Clark,Pampanga
  • Intensity II - Malolos, Bulacan
  • Intensity I - Nichols, Pasay
Meanwhile, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that a magnitude 5.3 quake struck Mindanao on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 3:07 AM.

It has a depth of 167.1 km (103.8 miles) and a distance 65 km (40 miles) east of General Santos, 117 km (72 miles) south of Davao, Philippines.

The latest Philippine earthquake was slightly weaker than the magnitude 5.5 temblor that struck Ilagan, Isabela last Saturday, May 21st.