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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits Zambales — Phivolcs

April 22, 2019

Map from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit Zambales on Monday although it was felt in other parts of Luzon, including in Metro Manila, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

In a statement on its website, Phivolcs said the epicenter of the quake was recorded two kilometers northeast of Castillejos. It happened at 5:11 p.m., was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 21 kilometers.

Intensity 5 was felt in San Felipe in Zambales and in Quezon City, Phivolcs said.

In a live interview on radio dzMM, Phivolcs Officer-in Charge Renato Solidum said Intensity 4 was recorded in Pampanga; Pasig, San Juan and Marikina in Metro Manila. Intensity 3 was felt in Cavite, San Jose Del Monte and Bulacan.

Solidum said no tsunami warning was raised as the quake, which lasted for about 10 seconds, was “not that strong” although aftershocks may be expected.

No other details are available as of posting time.

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