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6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Luzon

Photo from Phivolcs

Photo from Phivolcs

(Updated, 2:53 p.m.) A 6.3-magnitude earthquake was recorded in Batangas Friday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said

The quake struck 5 kilometers southwest of Lian town in Batangas at 1:28 p.m.

Phivolcs said the earthquake was tectonic in origin and has a depth of 173 kilometers.

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Aftershocks are expected from the quake, Phivolcs said.

The quake was felt in the following areas:

Intensity IV — Calapan, Mindoro; Subic, Zambales; Rosario, Cavite; Manila, Occidental Mindoro

Intensity III — Pateros City; Quezon City; Makati City; Malolos, Bulacan; Cainta, Rizal; Calamba, Laguna

Intensity II—Magalang, Pampanga; Tanauan City, Batangas

Intensity I — Talisay, Batangas

Instrumental Intensities:

Intensity III — Calumpay, San Ildefonso, Bulacan; Tagaytay City

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Intensity II — Lucban, Quezon

The quake lasted for several seconds and was felt in the Philippine Daily Inquirer building in Makati.

On Twitter, netizens from different cities in Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna and Pampanga, posted about the earthquake.

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