Magnitude 4.8 quake jolts Central Luzon; Intensity II felt in Quezon City
(Updated, 8:24 p.m., March 15, 2021)
MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 4.8 earthquake was felt in several parts of Central Luzon and in Metro Manila, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Monday night.
A latest bulletin from Phivolcs upgraded the earthquake’s intensity to 4.8 from the previous magnitude of 4.3, and reassigned the epicenter to 23 kilometers southwest of Iba, Zambales, at a new depth of 26 kilometers.
Previously, Phivolcs said that the tectonic earthquake’s epicenter was found 17 kilometers southwest of Iba.
New reported Intensities were added, as Phivolcs said that Intensity IV was felt in Iba, Botolan, Cabangan, and San Felipe of Zambales.
- Olongapo City
- San Antonio
- San Marcelino
- San Narciso
- Santa Cruz
- Mabalacat City
- Quezon City
Other instrumental intensities were also recorded:
- Guagua, Pampanga
- Quezon City
- Calumpit City, Bulacan,
- Dagupan City, Pangasinan
- San Jose City, Nueva Ecija
Prior to Phivolcs’ bulletin, netizens from Luzon who posted on social media said that they felt an earthquake.
— Bill Peterson (@Bukas_Na_Lang) March 15, 2021
Felt a strong earthquake here in Zambales, sana wala ng aftershocks 🙏 #EarthquakePH
— michelle 🌼 (@supseerior) March 15, 2021
Strong here in Zambales Cabangan #EarthquakePH
— Roy Grimm – American Christian Conservative 🏝 (@GrimmRoy) March 15, 2021
Phivolcs said that no damage and no aftershocks are expected as of now.
This is a developing story, and will be updated.
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