outbrain
Close  

Magnitude 5.4 quake shakes parts of Luzon

/ 10:38 PM May 25, 2017
This map shows the location of the magnitude-5.5 quake that struck near Zambales on Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Image from Phivolcs)

This map shows the location of the magnitude-5.5 quake that struck near Zambales on Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Image from Phivolcs)

An tectonic earthquake of magnitude 5.4 struck 12 kilometers northeast of San Marcelino in Zambales at 10:27 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

The tremor, which Phivolcs recorded at a depth of 88 km. and earlier recorded as magnitude-5.5, was felt in parts of Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Pampanga, Bataan, and Benguet.

ADVERTISEMENT

The quake was felt for at least 6 seconds in Makati, where the Inquirer office is located.

According to Tom Simborio, Phivolcs science research assistant, who was interviewed over radio station DZMM, the quake was felt at the following intensities:

FEATURED STORIES

  • Intensity 4: Pateros, Marikina, and Quezon City in Metro Manila; Malolos in Bulacan
  • Intensity 3: Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasay, Parañaque, and Manila in Metro Manila; San Juan del Monte and Marilao in Bulacan Tagaytay City in Cavite; Talisay and Batangas City in Batangas
  • Intensity 2: Bacoor in Cavite and San Jacinto in Pangasinan

Simborio said there was no danger of a tsunami but aftershocks could be expected.

In a telephone interview, also with DZMM, San Marcelino Mayor Elvis Soria said the quake did not cause a power outage in his town.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries /atm

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Zambales earthquake
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.