Magnitude 5.1 quake jolts Oriental Mindoro

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 24) — A magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook Oriental Mindoro early Thursday morning, state seismologists reported.

In an advisory, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the tremor struck at 1:38 a.m. 12 kilometers north of Bansud, and had a depth of one kilometer.

Phivolcs earlier reported the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.3 but downgraded it later. The agency also warned that damage and aftershocks are expected.

The following earthquake intensities were recorded in these areas:

Intensity 4 (moderately strong) - Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro

Intensity 3 (weak vibrations) - Calapan, Pinamalayan, and Roxas in Oriental Mindoro

Intensity 2 (slightly felt vibrations) - Boac, Marinduque; Victoria, Oriental Mindoro; and Gumaca, Quezon Province.