Tuesday, April 4, 2017

5.4 magnitude Earthquake Hits Metro Manila, other parts of Luzon

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Metro Manila and some parts of Southern Tagalog has been hit by a 5.4 magnitude earthquake accordint to seismologists. The offshore quake, with a shallow depth of three kilometers, centered seven kilometers northwest of Tingloy, Batangas.

The earthquake was detected at 8:58 p.m., the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. The  tremor was felt at Intensity IV in Makati City and in Obando, Bulacan. Intensity III was felt in Mandaluyong City,  Quezon City, Sta. Ana, Manila, in Lucena City in Quezon province and the Cavite towns of General Trias and DasmariƱas.

Intensity II was felt in Pasig City and Talisay, Batangas. The Philippines sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where continental plates collide causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

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