Magnitude-5.7 quake strikes parts of Luzon

GMA News report


A magnitude-5.7 earthquake hit parts of Luzon last night, a day after a magnitude-6.1 quake struck Northern Luzon, reports GMA News Online. The report cited office workers and residents of high-rise buildings who felt the floor shaking for about a minute.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake was recorded at 6:37 p.m. It was tectonic in origin and its epicenter was near the Lubang Island in Southern Luzon. The earthquake was not connected to the quake on Sunday which was traced to the Manila Trench.

In Metro Manila, the quake was felt at Intensity III (weak) in Quezon City, Alabang, Makati, Taguig and Malabon, and at Intensity IV (moderately strong) in Manila and Marikina.

The quake also hit Talisay in Batangas, Tagaytay City, Bacoor in Cavite, Lubang Island, San Jose in Mindoro Occidental, Abra de Ilog, Calapan in Mindoro Occidental, Lucban in Quezon, Plaridel in Bulacan, Cabanatuan City in Nueva Ecija, and Baguio City.

Less than three hours after the magnitude-5.7 quake hit Luzon, a magnitude-4.7 one was recorded in Bicol. Its epicenter was 29 kilometers northeast of Pili, Camarines Sur, according to GMA News Online.

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