The sequence of tremors appeared to be unusual. The one that followed was stronger in magnitude. Phivolcs director Renato Solidum called the phenomenal sucession of quakes an " earthquake swarm." Both big tremors were felt in Metro Manila and provinces nearby, sending people out from their houses and buildings. Some malls were reportedly forced to close right after the wave of strong tremors to avoid chaotic situation inside.
For the intensity readings reported to Phivolcs bulletin, please refer to the list right below the imaged map (see below). The strongest, Intensity 7, was in Tingloy, Batangas
The extent of damage, if any, is yet to be known.
Phivolcs issued NO TSUNAMI ALERT after the strong quakes in Mabini, Batangas.
Stay safe specially those near the epicenter and us all here in Metro Manila.
Next week is the observance of the Lenten season. The Philippines Illustrated is giving a friendly advice to please differ any of your plan for Visita Iglesias this season of uncertainty. The stability of old chuches might have been jeopardized by the series of strong shockwaves.