6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Luzon
(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.
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
Intensity III — Calumpay, San Ildefonso, Bulacan; Tagaytay City
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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