5.3 magnitude quake hits Quezon Province, Intensity 2 in Metro Manila


A 5.3 magnitude quake hits Quezon province, with the epicenter estimated at 42 kilometers north east of the towns of Jomalig and Alabat at 4:30 early this morning, the Philippine Volcanology and Seismology or PHILVOCS reported.

Based on PHILVOCS report, the quake had a depth of 7 kilometers and possibly tectonic of origin. As of 9:49 today, several aftershocks had hit several other places in the province.

Meanwhile, residents of several cities in the Metro, including Marikina, Navotas, Quezon City, Antipolo, and Pasay experienced intensities of up to 2.

No reported damages to property or loss of lives.

PHILVOCS recorded the following data:

Intensity V – Jomalig and Alabat, Quezon
Intensity IV – Guinayangan, Quezon; Talisay and Vinzons, Camarines Norte
Intensity III – Real, Genral Nakar and Lopez, Quezon
Intensity II – Marikina City; Navotas City; Quezon City; Antipolo City; Pasay City; Lucban and
Gumaca, Quezon; Plaridel, Bulacan; Nagcarlan, Laguna
Intensity I- Muntinlupa City; Dinalupihan, Bataan
Instrumental Intensities:
Intensity V – Polillo, Quezon
Intensity IV – Guinayangan, Quezon; Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte
Intensity III – Pili, Camarines Sur; Mauban, Lopez, General Nakar and Mulanay, Quezon
Intensity II – Marikina City; Malolos City; Gumaca and Dolores, Quezon; Baler, Aurora
Intensity I – Lucban, Quezon; Iriga City; Malabon City; San Juan City; Quezon City; Pasig City;
Guagua, Pampanga; Talisay, Batangas; Palayan City; Taal, Batangas; Legazpi City, Albay

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