Magnitude 5.5 quake hits Quezon

Image from Phivolcs

MANILA (Updated) -- A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck Quezon province at 4:28 p.m. Friday, September 13.

The epicenter was located 40 kilometers northeast of Burdeos in Quezon, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in an advisory.

The quake was tectonic and had a depth of 10 kilometers.

Phivolcs said the quake was felt at intensity 4 in Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte and Quezon City, and at intensity 3 in Guinayangan, Quezon.

It was also felt at instrumental intensity 3 in Quezon City and Tagaytay City.

As of 5:40 p.m. Friday, September 13, at least two aftershocks have been recorded. The latest was a 5.1-magnitude tremor that hit 34 kilometers northeast of Burdeos.

Phivolcs said the 5.1-magnitude aftershock was felt at intensity 5 in Polillo, Quezon; intensity 4 in Quezon City; and intensity 2 - Guinayangan, Quezon.

It was also felt at instrumental intensity 4 in Polilio, Quezon; instrumental intensity 3 in Jose Panganiban in Camarines Norte, Quezon City, and Marikina City; intensity 2 in Alabat, Guinayangan and Mauban in Quezon, Las Pinas City, Malolos City, San Ildefonso in Bulacan, and Pasig City; and

instrumental intensity 1 in Bacoor City, Baler in Aurora, San Juan City, and Guagua in Pampanga. (SunStar Philippines)


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