Magnitude-6.6 Batangas quake not due to Taal's activity

A movement in the Manila Trench triggered the magnitude-6.6 earthquake that shook Calatagan, Batangas, and other parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, this morning

7/24/2021 11:20:00 AM

A movement in the Manila Trench triggered the magnitude-6.6 earthquake that shook Calatagan, Batangas, and other parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, this morning

A movement in the Manila Trench triggered the magnitude-6.6 earthquake that shook Calatagan, Batangas, and other parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, early Saturday. It was not connected to Taal Volcano's activity, according to the chief of the government seismology agency.

endIndex:Authorities said no casualties were reported following the strong quake, but there were landslides in Calatagan, and 13 houses in Lubang Island in Occidental Mindoro suffered damage.Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 24) — A movement in the Manila Trench located west of Luzon triggered the

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magnitude-6.6 earthquakethat shook Calatagan, Batangas, and other parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, early Saturday. It was not connected to Taal Volcano's activity, according to the chief of the government seismology agency."Ang lindol po kaninang 4:48 ng madaling araw ay sanhi ng pagkilos sa tinatawag nating Manila Trench kung saan ang bloke ng bato nanggagaling sa West Philippine Sea ay sumusuksok pailalim at umabot dyan sa ilalim ng areas ng Calatagan at Mindoro," Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) director Renato Solidum said in a Laging Handa briefing on Saturday.

[Translation: The quake that happened at4:48 a.m.was caused by the movement in the so-called Manila Trench, where a block of rock from the West Philippine Sea squeezed itself below the ground then reached Calatagan and Mindoro.]"At ito po ay walang kinalaman sa volcanic activity sa Taal Volcano. Ito po ay madalas na mangyari at minsan ang mga lindol dito sa bandang ilalim ng Calatagan ay nararamdaman dito sa Metro Manila," he added. headtopics.com

[Translation: This has nothing to do with volcanic activity in Taal. This happens frequently and sometimes the quakes off Calatagan are felt in Metro Manila.]READ: Taal Volcano status lowered to alert level 2 Solidum also said Phivolcs recorded over 80 aftershocks, including a magnitude-5.5 tremor that occurred at 4:57 a.m.

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