Magnitude 5.4 quake rattles Baler, Aurora province


MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 5.4 earthquake rattled Aurora province Thursday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Renato Solidum of Phivolcs said in a televised phone interview that the epicentre of the quake was in Baler town, Aurora.

The quake of tectonic origin occurred at 10:27a.m. and was strong enough to shake buildings.

Phivolcs predicted no major damage in the affected cities and towns, although aftershocks were expected.

Meanwhile, intensity 4 quake jolted Palayan City and Cabiao, Bongabon and San Jose towns in Nueva Ecija, as well as Santiago City in Isabela, Phivolcs said.

The quake was also felt in Metro Manila, with Mandaluyong, Taguig and Quezon Cities under Intensity 3, along with Tarlac City, Cabanatuan, Infanta, Quezon, and Cauayan City in Isabela.

On the other hand, Intensity 2 was felt in the cities of Makati and Manila, and Malolos, Bulacan; San Clemente, Tarlac; Aglipay and Maddela towns in Quirino. Intensity 1 was recorded in Clark, Pampanga.

Magnitude is a measure of the energy released at the source of an earthquake. Intensity gauges the strength of tremors in specific places, and is determined based on its effects on people, human
structures and the environment. With a report from DJ Yap, Philippine Daily Inquirer

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  • dodong1

    that’s it ..walang detalye?? news ba to??

    • ravindrama


    • NegaStarr

      matikas magsulat!

      • dodong1

        meron na inabot lang ng ilang oras bago mabigay yung detalye”

  • Jojo Ramirez

    magnitude 5.3 20km ENE of Baler, Philippines2013-04-04 02:27:0615.834°N121.731°E38.1

  • Guest

    5.3 20km ENE of Baler, Philippines2013-04-04 02:27:0615.834°N121.731°E38.1

  • kilabot

    people are too busy making ends meet to notice it.

    • marienkind

      I did. I thought it was just my colleague and his restless leg syndrome.

  • ern

    stop frightening people with intensity 5 quake. Only very defective building constructions will collapse. Knowing you have building and occupancy permits, it should not alarm anybody.

    Swaying of buildings is natural.

  • NegaStarr

    Isn’t the epicenter near the Angara Pamily ECozone (APEC)?

  • WeAry_Bat

    The one before it was off the shore of Subic. Before before it was north, then west and now east. Is this three, above magnitude 4 quakes within a year? Are the locations oscillating and getting lower?

    We have to be aware if the frequency is getting shorter, the intensity getting higher and if the locations have a pattern of clustering or weaving. The old legends of quakes from a huge coiled snake under the ground is nearly true, as the rotating, molten liquid core of the earth is nearly like so.

  • boboposter

    Antayin nating dumating yung mga “repent and pray” posters… nakakatawa sila hahaha!

    • kismaytami

      Saka yung mga ‘god’ invokers.

  • catmanjohn

    Portend of greater things to come. Prepare thyself, not just the Philippines.

    • disqus_nBEsUalTvo

      Mark 13:8

      King James Version (KJV)

      8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

  • $18209031

    walang epek ang 5.4 .

  • JC

    naramdaman ko nga ito sa building namin kanina dito sa Makati.

  • hu_yu

    Philippines just tested its own version of uranium grade nuclear bomb underground

  • john_constantine

    “Magnitude is a measure of the energy released at the source of an earthquake.”
    I believe you need to mention the “Richter magnitude scale”.

  • PuncanMind

    I thought I was just dizzy till I see this

  • fpc

    “Meanwhile, intensity 4 quake jolted Palayan City and Cabiao, Bongabon and…”

    “On the other hand, Intensity 2 was felt in the cities of Makati and Manila, and…”

    I think there are some wrong grammar here, the use of the article “and” is redundant.

    Also, you don’t use “Meanwhile” and “On the other hand” when you are talking about the same subject –which is about that single earthquake we experience yesterday. That use of “meanwhile” connotes a totally different subject or event, which is not since that event in Palayan City is connected with the intensity of the quake in Baler. The use of “On the other hand” also in this case seems awkward.

    Just my two-cents worth of comment. Just hope I am right.

  • klepto

    I’m hoping for an earthquake strong enough to flatten Malacanang Palace, the Senate, & Congress, and I hope all our politicians are inside at 100% attendance.

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