A MAGNITUDE 5.4 earthquake shook Aurora on Saturday morning, May 23, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
The earthquake struck at 10:10 a.m., with the epicenter at San Luis, Aurora.
Phivolcs initially said that the earthquake was magnitude 5.1, but it raised it to magnitude 5.4 in an updated bulletin released at 10:59 a.m.
The earthquake had a depth of seven kilometers. It was felt at Intensity 6 in Baler, Aurora; Intensity 5 in San Luis, Dipaculao, and Maria Aurora, Aurora; Intensity 4 in Casiguran and Dingalan, Aurora; Gabaldon, and Palayan City, Nueva Ecija; Intensity 3 in Obando, Bulacan; Villasis, Pangasinan; Parañaque City; Antipolo City, Rizal; Intensity 2 in Santo Domingo, Nueva Ecija; Malolos City, and Plaridel, Bulacan; Baguio City; Manila; Malabon City; Navotas City; Quezon City; Valenzuela City; and Intensity 1 in Gapan City, Nueva Ecija; Guinayangan, Quezon.
The quake was also felt at instrumental intensity 4 in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija; Instrumental Intensity 3 in San Ildefonso, Bulacan; Santiago City, Isabela; Instrumental Intensity 2 in Cabanatuan City and San Jose City, Nueva Ecija; Malolos City, Bulacan; City of Baguio; City of Navotas; and Instrumental Intensity 1 in Guagua, Pampanga; Marikina City; Malabon City; Quezon City; Guinayangan and Mauban, Quezon; Iriga City, Camarines Sur; Dagupan City, Pangasinan.
Phivolcs said damage and aftershocks are expected following the earthquake, which was also felt in Metro Manila. (NJN/SunStar Philippines)