Magnitude 4.5 earthquake hits Batangas

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Phivolcs reported a magnitude 4.5 earthquake that shook Batangas on Saturday morning.

The quake of tectonic origin took place 13 kilometers southwest of Calatagan at 11:04 a.m., and has a depth of 95 kilometers.

The tremor is not expected to cause damage or aftershocks, said the Philippine seismology bureau.

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Occidental Mindoro and was felt in nearby areas, including Metro Manila, on Wednesday morning.

The Philippines is located in the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an area of intense seismic activity that stretches from Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin.

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