UPDATE: Magnitude 5.2 earthquake hits San Francisco, Quezon
MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck San Francisco, Quezon on the evening of Christmas Day.
The earthquake struck 24 kilometers southwest of San Francisco town at 6:04 p.m., according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
The quake of tectonic origin had a depth of 5 kilometers.
Phivolcs previously reported the earthquake to be at magnitude 4.3.
Phivolcs said earthquake intensities were recorded in the following areas:
Intensity V – San Francisco and Mulanay, Quezon
Intensity IV – San Andres, Catanauan and San Narciso Quezon
Intensity III – Boac, Marinduque; Malabon City
Intensity II – Guinayangan, Quezon; Ocampo; Camarines Sur
Intensity I – Lucban, Quezon
Instrumental Intensities, meanwhile, were recorded in the following areas:
Intensity III – Gumaca, Quezon
Intensity II – Lopez, Quezon; Legazpi City; Mercedes, Camarines Norte
Intensity I – Lucena City; Dolores, Lucban, Guinayangan, Quezon; Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte; Sipocot, Camarines Sur
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake shook several parts of Luzon earlier in the day. Its epicenter was recorded 15 kilometers southwest of Calatagan, Batangas.[ac]
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