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Series of aftershocks reported after 5.5 magnitude quake

/ 12:19 AM April 05, 2017
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Patients were evacuated from the Batangas Medical Center in Batangas City, Batangas. CONTRIBUTED

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a series of mild aftershocks after a magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck parts of Luzon on Tuesday night.

Seismologists recorded a magnitude 4.4 earthquake almost two hours after the earlier quake, which was located seven kilometers northwest of Tingloy, Batangas,

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It was followed by a weaker magnitude 4 aftershock at 11:11 p.m.

READ:  5.5 quake shakes 19 areas in Metro Manila, other parts of Luzon

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Another tremor with 4.5 magnitude was felt at 11:13 p.m. three kilometers southeast of Balayan, Batangas.

The earthquake was felt at Intensity II in Tagaytay City and Intensity I in Lucban, Quezon.

The series of aftershocks sent residents in Luzon panicking, with some of them posting updates on social media.

The 5.5 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday evening left damages on the centuries-old Taal Basilica. Photo by Concerned Taaleños for Heritage Preservation & Patrimony (CTHPP)

The 5.5 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday evening left damages on the centuries-old Taal Basilica. Photo by Concerned Taaleños for Heritage Preservation & Patrimony (CTHPP)

In Batangas province, patients were evacuated from the Batangas Medical Center in Batangas City.

There were also reports of power outages in some villages in San Pascual town.

READ: Quake damages Taal Basilica

The Taal Basilica in Taal, Batangas sustained minor damage after the tremor. With reports from Erwin Aguillon, Radyo Inquirer

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