Metro Manila Earthquake March 8, 2012: 5.1 Magnitude Quake Hits Manila and Mindoro

Metro Manila Earthquake March 8, 2012: 5.1 Magnitude Quake Hits Manila and Mindoro


A magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit Occidental Mindoro and several parts of Metro Manila around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8.

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the earthquake's epicenter was recorded at East of Looc town in Occidental Mindoro.

Residents in Looc experienced Intensity IV tremors, while those in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro as well as Manila, Muntinlupa and Quezon City felt Intensity III of the quake. Intensity I was felt as far out as Lucban in Quezon.

As of this writing, there are still no reported damages to property.

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