Magnitude 4.6 quake hits Zambales town; tremor felt in Metro Manila, nearby provinces | Inquirer News

Magnitude 4.6 quake hits Zambales town; tremor felt in Metro Manila, nearby provinces

Image from Phivolcs

Image from Phivolcs

SAN ANTONIO, Zambales — A 4.6-magnitude earthquake jolted this province at 4:36 p.m. on Friday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the earthquake’s epicenter was located seven kilometers west of Masinloc town at a depth of 40 km, and was felt in some parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces.


Instrumental intensities were also recorded by Phivolcs in the following areas:
Intensity IV – Iba, Zambales
Intensity III – Infanta, Pangasinan; Olongapo City, Zambales
Intensity II – Gapan City, Nueva Ecija; Dagupan City, Pangasinan; Subic, San Antonio, Zambales
Intensity I – Plaridel, Bulacan; Malabon City, Pasig City, Quezon City, Navotas City, Metro Manila; San Jose, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija; Guagua, Pampanga; Basista, Bolinao, Pangasinan; San Francisco, Quezon; Tarlac City, Tarlac

Earlier, netizens from the Manila and Pasay areas reported feeling a mild earthquake.


People on social media site Twitter said they felt it in Pandacan, Sampaloc, and other parts of Manila past 4:35 p.m.

As of now, Phivolcs said no damage and no aftershocks are expected.

This is a developing story. Please refresh for updates.


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