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UPDATE: 4.4 quake jolts Luzon

/ 07:39 PM May 21, 2016

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A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck Burdeos town in Quezon province and felt in various parts of Luzon at 7:14 p.m. Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

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The quake, which centered nine kilometers northwest of Burdeos on the island of Polilio, was felt at:

• Intensity III in Quezon City; Binangonan and Baras in Rizal.

• Intensity II in Malolos, Bulacan; Paranaque City, Antipolo City and Guinayangan, Quezon.

• Intensity I in Tagaytay City.

Followers of INQUIRER.net on Facebook, Twitter and various chat apps reported feeling the tremor in various parts of Metro Manila, Laguna, Rizal, Quezon, Bulacan and Camarines Norte.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury from the earthquake.

Phivolcs initially placed the magnitude at 4.5.

The Philippines sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where continental plates collide causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

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