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2025 Mindoro Earthquake, (or The Great Mindoro Earthquake) was a very strong earthquake that hit Mindoro Island in the Philippines on April 3, 2025. It registered as 7.5 in the Richter Scale. The earthquake affected Luzon and Visayas and caused a tsunami particularly in Mindoro, Batangas, Romblon and Marinduque. This is the strongest earthquake to hit the Mindoro Island since 1994 (1994 Mindoro Earthquake with 7.1 magnitude). The tremor were felt as far as in Baguio City, Iloilo City in Visayas.

It left at least 619 dead, 8 missing and nearly 5,000 injured. The epicentre was said to be in Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro. A 1.5-2.0 m of tsunami waves was generated by the earthquake, causing widespread panic in Metro Manila.


FORESHOCK

A relatively small 4.1 magnitude foreshock earthquake were reported by PHIVOLCS. It was felt in Southern Luzon. Intensity IV were felt in Lubang Island; Intensity III in Mabini, Batangas and Tagaytay City. Intensity II in Lucena City, Quezon, Malabon City and San Pedro, Laguna. Intensity I in Mariveles, Bataan.

An hour later, a 3.4 (later 3.7) magnitude earthquake struck Mindoro again.


REPORTS

PHIVOLCS initially reported the earthquake as a 6.7 magnitude earthquake (reported Intensity 7 in Puerto Galera; Intensity 6 in Tagaytay City, Cavite; Intensity 5 in Malabon City.) Based on other people's experience; Batangas could have actually felt an Intensity 7-8 strength due to a extremely strong shaking. This caused panic of a TSUNAMI. Later on, PHIVOLCS re-checked it's system and reported it again as 6.9 magnitude earthquake. And, later, was registered as a strong 7.5 magnitude earthquake. PHIVOLCS reported Tsunami Alert in Mindoro and Batangas; of possible 0.5-2 m of waves.


IMPACTS

The quake caused strong shaking over almost 75% of Luzon. Metro Manila felt strong shaking as well, with highest Intensity 7 in Las Pinas City.

Intensity 9 were recorded in Abra De Ilog, Oriental Mindoro.

BATANGAS CITY

The quake caused devastating damage to Batangas City; due to it being in Intensity 8. 14 buildings collapsed, killing 312 people. Reported landslide also killed about 14. The cost of damage caused by the earthquake was PhP5.1 billion in Batangas ALONE.

CAVITE PROVINCE

The quake as well caused DEVASTATING damage in Cavite; most particularly in the mountainous areas of Tagaytay, Silang, Maragondon; where landslides were reported. Tagaytay City registered in Intensity 8.

SM City Molino and SM City Dasmarinas reported damages of cracks in its exterior and interior side of the mall.

METRO MANILA

The quake brought also significant damage (particularly in Manila, Pasay, Quezon City, Makati and Mandaluyong) where a total of 24 buildings collapsed.

Communications and power were down due to the earthquake, causing panic and anger. In malls, people panicked that caused a stampede that killed 18 people.


TSUNAMI

The tsunami generated about 45 minutes after the quake. 1.2 m of waves were recorded in Mabini, Batangas while 1.8 m of waves recorded in Mindoro.

The tsunami alone killed 47, 58 missing and 239 injured.